The Sun Is About To Flip

Ok, don’t freak, but the the sun is flipping out! Scientists are spreading the word that it’s about to undergo a complete polar reversal that will be felt throughout our solar system. Laci explains what’s going on and how it will impact you. Read More: Sun’s Magnetic Field To Flip In Complete Reversal That Will …

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 …

How To Control Your Dreams

Lucid dreaming is a dream where you’re in control. Want to win the lottery, fly faster than Superman– done and done! Anthony is a lucid dreamer himself and he explains how lucid dreaming works, and tips on how to do it yourself. Read More: WHAT PARTS OF THE BRAIN PRODUCE DREAMS? “When Sigmund Freud began …

DNews Taste Test: How Spicy Works

There are some foods out there that seem as though they’ll burn a hole through your tongue. What’s spicy food got that causes such a reaction? And why does it make you sweat? Trace explains how spicy foods work. Read More: How Chili Peppers Work “The heat in chili peppers is called pungency, and it …

Nobel Prizes: Who Won & Who Got Snubbed

All of the 2013 Nobel prizes have been announced! This year’s prizes went to people doing amazing work, but not everyone can be a winner. Trace looks at who won, who was snubbed, and which deserving scientists from the past never took home a medal. Read More: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 Without Test …

Screening Room: An (A)sexual Orientation

In this episode of DNews Screening Room, Laci reviews “(A)sexual,” and discusses the very real orientation of experiencing no sexual desire or attraction whatsoever. Go to for a month of free Netflix instant streaming, and let us know what documentaries you think we should be watching! Read More: (A)sexual: Not Everybody’s Doing it The Asexual …

What Does Your Name Say About You?

What’s in a name? Can our names predict our futures? Tara explains how our names affect our lives! Read More: Liking for name predicts happiness: A behavioral genetic analysis “Research has established that humans tend to view their names in a positive light and liking for one’s name is positively associated with subjective well-being.” Boys …

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 …

Can We Reverse Hearing Damage?

Loud music at concerts is powerful enough to cause serious hearing damage. Julian explains how it might be possible to reverse this damage. Follow Julian on Twitter: Read More: Noise-induced hearing loss restored in mice “Approximately 50 million Americans have hearing loss in at least one ear, with around 26 million Americans aged 20-69 experiencing …