Is Tau Better Than Pi?

Pi Day is the annual celebration of the mathematical constant pi! It happens every year on March 14, since the numbers match the first three digits of pi. Is there anything better than pi? Tara joins Trace to discuss whether or not tau is better than pi. Read More: The Tau Manifesto by Michael Hartl …

How Does Mercury Get Into Fish?

Doctors warn against eating too much fish because of the risk of ingesting mercury, but how does mercury get into fish in the first place? How Does Mercury Get Into Fish? “Mercury in the fish we like to eat is a big problem in the United States and increasingly around the world. Mercury itself is …

Are Teachers Giving You Too Much Homework?

Is homework necessary, or is it just a waste of everyone’s time? Read More: Special Topic / The Case For and Against Homework “Teachers should not abandon homework. Instead, they should improve its instructional quality.” How much math, science homework is too much? “When it comes to adolescents with math and science homework, more isn’t …

Why Is Learning So Hard?

Do you have trouble learning things? Maybe overthinking is getting in your way! Follow Crystal on Twitter: Read More: The brain game: How decreased neural activity may help you learn faster “Why are some people able to master a new skill quickly while others require extra time or practice?” Learning-induced autonomy of sensorimotor systems “Distributed …

Why Does Your Cat Have Strange Eyes?

Have you ever looked deep into the eyes of a cat? Why are their eyes so weird? Read More: Why Do Cats Have Slit Pupils And Humans Have Round Pupils? “Different pupil shapes seem to be an adaptation to different activity patterns during a 24-hour day. Cats belong to the category of nocturnal animals, who …

How Scientists Are Hacking Bacteria To Fight Disease

Gut bacteria helps you digest food and keeps your gut healthy but can scientists control this bacteria to fight off disease? Help support DNews by completing this one-question survey Watch More ???? Read More: Basic computing elements created in bacteria “Researchers unveil a series of sensors, memory switches, and circuits that can be encoded in …

Can You Make Someone Fall In Love With You?

Have you tried everything to make your crush fall in love to no avail? Maybe it’s time to make them fall for you…with science! Why Ladies Love Beards ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness “A practical methodology is presented for creating closeness in an …