When Will The Universe End?

The Big Bang Theory is how astronomers believe the universe started but can they figure out when and how it will end? Read More: Scientists measure slow death of the Universe “An international team of astronomers studying 200,000 galaxies has measured the energy generated within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before, …

Building The Perfect Shark Exhibit

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD has just unveiled one of its most spectacular exhibits ever: Blacktip Reef. This new state of the art exhibit is now home to 20 stunning sharks. What does it take to acclimate sharks to their new environment? And how does the aquarium recreate its ecosystem? Trace was there to …

Why Your Parents Hate Your Boyfriend

Turns out there is a scientific reason for why your parents don’t like the guy or girl you bring home. Anthony explains. Read More: Why parents think your partner isn’t good enough “It is common for parents to influence mate choice — from arranged marriages to more subtle forms of persuasion — but they often …

Are Viruses Alive?

Are viruses life forms or not? Scientists have been fighting about it for years, and Anthony has more on the latest wrinkle in this seemingly simple yet age-old debate. Read More: “New Study Shows Viruses Can Have Immune Systems” “A study published today in the journal Nature reports that a viral predator of the cholera …

Total Silence Drives You Crazy

Silence is golden, but can also drive you crazy! Chances are you’ve never experienced absolute quiet, but those who have report hallucinations and feelings of insanity. Laci Green tells us why and how this can happen. Read More: “The Trouble With Background Noise” “Everyday background noise, whether it is a neighbor’s television or passing aircraft, …

How Grapefruit Can Kill You

If you love grapefruit and are on certain medications, think twice! Anthony shows us how it could kill you. Read More: “Grapefruit Juice and Medicine May Not Mix” “Grapefruit juice can be part of a healthful diet—most of the time. It has vitamin C and potassium—substances your body needs to work properly.” “Grapefruit–medication interactions: Forbidden …

Happy Pi Day! Pi and Pie are AMAZING

March 14th is Pi Day, a worldwide tribute to the mathematical constant. To celebrate this geeky holiday, Anthony heads down to San Francisco’s Mission Pie bakery to eat pie and talk pi with Destructoid host and mathematician, Tara Long. What’s the significance of this irrational number? Why is there so much mystery around it? Watch …

Stop Bleeding Instantly!

An experimental new gel stops blood pouring out of any wound in seconds and speeds healing. What is this stuff and how does it work? Read More: “Gel Stops Bleeding, Starts Healing Instantly” “Joe Landolina may have invented a cure for bleeding. He claims that his creation, a substance called Veti-Gel, jump-starts the clotting and …

Why Is Kissing So Much Fun?

There’s nothing like a good kiss. There’s also nothing like a bad kiss. But why do we kiss in the first place? It’s such an odd activity, yet 90% of all people do it. Laci joins Anthony in search of the answer. Read More: Kissing helps us find the right partner — and keep them …

How Animals See The World

We know some animals have better eyesight than us lowly humans, but as Anthony tells us, it’s not just cats who see well in the dark. In fact, they’ve gone nothing on a whole host of other amazing animals! Read More: Rats Always Have a View of the Sky in Their Vision “Rats’ eyes move …