How the Holocaust Might Have Damaged Your Genes

New studies have shown that stress experienced by one generation, the Holocaust for example, can be passed on to their offspring for generations to come. Find out how epigenetics affect you. Watch More ►►►► Read More: Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Have Altered Stress Hormones “A person’s experience as a child or teenager can have a …

Why Do We Feel Emotions In Our Stomachs?

If you’ve ever been nervous or stressed, you might have experienced a weird feeling in your stomach. Why do we feel so many emotions in our stomachs? Laci did some digging to figure out what connects our brains and our gut. Read More: The Embodiment of Emotional Feelings in the Brain “Central to Walter Cannon’s …

Is It Bad To Chew Ice?

Have you ever drank a glass of water, and decided that you wanted to chew on the ice in the bottom of the cup? Is this bad for your teeth? Trace is here to discuss. Read More: Why does anemia make people want to crunch on ice? “Iron-deficiency anemia, which affects about 7 percent of …

Are We Doing Too Much Homework?

Homework can be a pain during your teenage years. Some teachers give too much, and others give too little. Laci and Trace did some research of their own to find out if doing homework actually helps the learning process. Read More: Study Suggests More Than Two Hours of Homework a Night May Be Counterproductive “Education …

Why Do We Get Migraines?

Migraines are THE WORST! Why do we get them in the first place? Read More: Childhood adversities, including witnessing parental domestic violence, linked to later migraines “Adults who were exposed to childhood adversity, including witnessing parental domestic violence, childhood physical and sexual abuse have higher odds of experiencing migraine headaches in adulthood, according to a …

How Your Mom’s Stress Is Now Your Stress

Many things are passed down from mother to child, and now, research is finding that stress is on that list! Join Trace as he discusses how prenatal maternal stress can impact you later in life! Read More: DNA Methylation Signatures Triggered by Prenatal Maternal Stress Exposure to a Natural Disaster: Project Ice Storm “Prenatal maternal …

You Actually Can Die From A Broken Heart!

When a long-term relationships end, we describe ourselves as being heartbroken. But can you actually die from a broken heart? Laci and Anthony are here to discuss the interesting physical and mental strains that a breakup can have on you. Read More: You Can Actually Die From A Broken Heart, Study Finds “It only takes …

Why Do We Have Sex?

There’s sexual reproduction, and there’s asexual reproduction. Which one is more beneficial, and why? Read More: Sexual reproduction has another benefit: It makes humans less prone to disease over time “For decades, theories on the genetic advantage of sexual reproduction had been put forward, but none had ever been proven in humans, until now. Researchers …

The Pros & Cons Of Zoos

Zoos are often depicted as a terrible place for animals to live, but is there any truth to this? Read More: Sources of stress in captivity “Animals housed in artificial habitats are confronted by a wide range of potentially provocative environmental challenges.” Let Them Eat Carcass “We Americans have a funny relationship with food. We …