How Big Can We Get?

Some animals, like the blue whale, keep getting bigger and bigger over time! How big are humans able to grow? Download the TestTube App: Read More: How much does buoyancy in air affect the weight of a person? “We can do a few quick back-of-the-envelop calculations to get a rough idea of these effects. To …

Did We Evolve To Believe In God?

Studies have shown that a certain part of the brain is connected to believing in god but did humans evolve to have religion? Get 15% off domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Can Science & God Coexist ►►►► Follow Julian on Twitter ►►►► Read More: Research that is …

Evolution Punishes the Selfish

You’d think being selfish would help a species survive… but you’d be wrong! Turns out not only is it important to be generous, our species’ survival depends on it! Laci explains why. Read More: Young Children Consider Merit when Sharing Resources with Others “Merit is a key principle of fairness: rewards should be distributed according …

Can We Genetically Engineer Humans for Space?

Traveling far distances in space is difficult, but advances in jet propulsion and genetics are making it possible. Trace is joined by Dr. Kiki Sanford to discuss how by altering the genes in our own bodies, we can make ourselves more fit to survive on other planets! Follow Kiki on Twitter: Check out her website: …

Why Do Fingernails Grow Faster Than Toenails?

Have you ever wondered why your fingernails grow so much faster than your toenails? Trace is joined by Crystal Dilworth to explain why this happens! Get 15% off s domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Follow Crystal on Twitter: Read More: Why Do We Have Fingernails? “When painted, …

Common Science Facts People Don’t Know

It’s a widely known fact that the Earth revolves around the sun, but did you know 25% of Americans don’t know this? Recent surveys are showing that Americans aren’t too smart when it comes to science. Anthony and Laci discuss a few common science facts that a lot of people simply don’t know. Read More: …

Humans Are Still Evolving!

Human evolution happened slowly over the course of thousands and thousands of years. Are we still evolving today? Trace discusses a few recent findings showing how humans, even in the past 5,000 years, are continuing to evolve! Read More: Past 5,000 years prolific for changes to human genome “The human genome has been busy over …

What Can We Learn By Giving A Mouse A Human Brain?

Did you watch Pinky and the Brain growing up? What would happen if we gave a human brain to a mouse? Follow Dr. Kiki on Twitter: Check out her website: Read More: Human-Chimpanzee Differences in a FZD8 Enhancer Alter Cell-Cycle Dynamics in the Developing Neocortex “The human neocortex differs from that of other great apes …

Are We Finally Ready To Clone A Mammoth?

Everyone keeps asking scientists when they’re going to clone a woolly mammoth. It’s not the easiest thing to do, but they are working on it! Trace is here to discuss with you how we’re planning on bringing back extinct animals, and how recent discoveries are helping this process. Read More: Despite Mammoth Blood, Cloning Still …

Why Are There So Many Pigeons?

Exploring The Ruins Of An Abandoned Train Yard: Where do pigeons even come from? Why are they everywhere? Read More: Where Are All The Baby Pigeons? “To city dwellers, it might seem that pigeons multiply magically: All the birds swooping down at us, or scurrying out of the way when we walk, are fully grown. …