How Can Mantis Shrimp Help Fight Cancer?

Mantis shrimp are all the craze these days, as they possess some incredible abilities. Julian is here to discuss how inspired scientists want to use these abilities to diagnose cancer! Follow Julian on Twitter: Read More: Nature’s elegant and efficient vision systems can detect cancer “Mantis shrimp eyes are inspiring the design of new cameras …

How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Every New Year, people make resolutions to change their life. What is the secret to keeping them? Follow Catie on Twitter: Check out Catie’s personal channel: Read More: Goal Setting as a Strategy for Dietary and Physical Activity Behavior Change: A Review of the Literature Why We Make Resolutions (And Why They Fail) Why New …

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 …

Do Men and Women Have Different Brains?

Some studies say men and women are hardwired differently; others refute such claims, blaming socialization. What’s going on?! Anthony and Laci explore the research and delve into debate in an updated battle of the sexes. Watch Mythbusters debunk the myth of “you throw like a girl” for more on this topic: For Further Reading: The …

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 …

How Racism Leads to Health Issues

Despite it being 2013, race, unfortunately is still very much an issue in this world. And these racial issues impact people more than just on a social level… as Laci Green tells us, it can actually impact a person’s health. Read More: Racism and health “Discussion of racial discrimination in medicine has concerned mainly recruitment …

What Happens Inside A Black Hole?

We were recently wondering what would happen to you if you fall into a black hole. Julian decided to tackle this tough question based on what we know. Get 15% off s domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Follow Julian on Twitter: Read More: What Would Happen If …

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 …

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 …

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 …