Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Really That Bad For You?

Everyone knows that high fructose corn syrup is bad for you, but how bad is it? And why is it bad for you? Trace is here to talk about artificial sweeteners. Read More: Why Sugar Is Worse Than Darth Vader “Highly addictive, horribly debilitating, unfortunately pervasive, and freaking delicious.” Is Agave Worse Than High Fructose …

Octopi Have a Brain in Every Tentacle!

Octopus have perhaps the most complicated brain in the entire animal kingdom. Trace explains why it’s so cool and how their brain allows the octopus to be such an awesome creature. Read More: How the Freaky Octopus Can Help us Understand the Human Brain “The octopus is weird: eerily malleable body, sucker-studded arms, skin that …

Why Birds Can’t Stop Flying Into Things

Birds seem to constantly fly into things! Why do they do this? Read More: Why Birds Keep Crashing Into Cars And Planes “Most birds are idiots. They fly into airplanes, smash into cars and fling themselves at pigs with reckless abandon.” Bird-Window Collision Reduction: Tips And Techniques For Residents “Birds cannot see glass. birds see …

This Building Is Completely Powered By Algae

Renewable energy is a huge issue across the globe, and some companies are looking to create a sustainable future. Trace is here to discuss an apartment building in Germany that is completely powered by algae! Read More: Google Science Fair Hamburg Now Has an Algae-Powered Building “Last spring, Arup, the design and engineering firm that …

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 …

Why Do We Get Hiccups?

Have you ever wondered why you get the hiccups? Tara recently got a bad case of the hiccups, and brought Nick Uhas onto DNews to discuss why we get them, and offer some possible cures. Subscribe to Nick on YouTube: Follow Nick on Twitter: Read More: Hiccups (Hiccoughs) “Short bouts of hiccups are common and …

Why Does Everything In The Universe Spin?

The Earth and the Milky Way are constantly rotating, but why? Read More: How Fast Does the Earth Rotate? “The ground feels firm and solid beneath your feet. Of course, the Earth is rotating, turning once on its axis every day. Fortunately gravity keeps you firmly attached to the planet, and because of momentum, you …

Why Are Peanut Allergies Becoming So Common?

Peanut allergies are becoming more and more common, and researchers are trying to find the cause. Trace is here to discuss this unique allergy, and how we might have finally found a cure. Read More: As Peanut Allergies Rise, Trying to Determine a Cause “Peanut allergy has become a nemesis for increasing numbers of children …

Why The Popular Kids Don’t Stay Cool

Some people in high school engage in risky behavior, such as drinking and smoking, in an attempt to be cool. Does this pay off long term? Join Tara as she reports on new research showing that being popular in high school might be bad in your adulthood! Follow DNews on Twitter: Follow Tara on Twitter: …

How To Impress Your Family At Christmas

Want to impress your family this holiday season? Amy and Trace are here to teach you the science behind singing glasses. Follow Trace on Twitter: Follow Amy on Twitter: ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won’t find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch …