What Makes Someone A Risk-Taker?

Some people are likely to take risks, and some people aren’t. What’s the difference between these types of people? Join Tara as she explores the biology of risk-taking. Read More: What Makes a Risk-Taker “Paul Cusma manages his clients’ money cautiously, so the retirees among them ‘don’t have to go back to work,’ says the …

Does This Nearby Dwarf Planet Have Water?

Micro-Planet? Asteroid? Dwarf Planet? Embryonic Planet? Will someone tell poor Ceres what it is already? Follow Amy on Twitter: Read More: Dawn spacecraft delivers new image of dwarf planet Ceres “As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, new images show the dwarf planet at 27 pixels across, about three times better than the calibration …

The Fight Over This 3.7 Million Year Old Human Ancestor

A few years ago, we found the remains of ‘Little Foot,’ and he’s a huge deal to researchers learning about human evolution. Follow Natalia on Twitter: Read More: Human Ancestor Lucy Wasn’t Alone: Meet ‘Little Foot’ “A mysterious ancient relative of humanity known as Little Foot apparently roamed the Earth at about the same time …

Does This Discovery Prove There’s Another Universe?

Our universe has a weird cold spot that is puzzling scientists. Is it a sign that there’s another universe? How Language Can Change Our Perception Of The Solar System: Follow Ian on Twitter: Read Ian’s stories on Discovery News: ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives …

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 …