What Is The Jet Stream & How Fast Does It Go?

How fast can airplanes travel? Julian explains how jet streams can get you traveling close to the speed of sound! Try the new Squarespace, at and enter offer code “DNews” at checkout to get 10% off! Follow Julian on Twitter: Read More: British Airways flight reaches close to supersonic speeds due to strong jet stream …

How Lasers Make Metal Waterproof!

What could we gain from making metal completely water resistant? Is it even possible? Follow Amy on Twitter: Full Description: Read More: Laser-generated surface structures create extremely water-repellent metals “Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings.” Why …

Can We See 3D Without 3D Glasses?

3D glasses make some people feel sick, so is it possible to view 3D images without the glasses? Read More: Huge 3-D displays without 3-D glasses “A new kind of display uses laser beams to send out different pictures into different directions.” Display Tech Promises Giant, 3-D Billboards “Researchers in Austria say they have developed …

Why Doesn’t Earth Have Rings?

Early this week, scientists discovered a super Saturn, which got us thinking: Why doesn’t Earth have rings? Get 15% off s domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Read More: Monster Ring System Circles Giant Alien Planet “If you thought Saturn’s ring system was impressive, spare a thought for …

Does Earth Have A Second Moon?

Does the Earth really only have one moon? What else orbits our planet? Try the new Squarespace, at and enter offer code “DNews” at checkout to get 10% off! Read More: Earth’s other ‘moon’ and its crazy orbit could reveal mysteries of the solar system “We all know and love the moon. We’re so assured …

Can Alzheimer’s Start In Your 20s?

What causes Alzheimer’s, and at what age does it develop? Follow Amy on Twitter: Read More: Alzheimer amyloid clumps found in young brains “Amyloid — an abnormal protein that’s a hallmark of Alzheimer’s — starts accumulating inside neurons of people as young as 20, reports a study.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity …

The Weird Thing Everyone Does After A Handshake

When you shake someone’s hand, do you find yourself smelling your hand after? Is this common, and why do people do it? Read More: Nice to sniff you: Handshakes may engage our sense of smell “Why do people shake hands? A new Weizmann Institute study suggests one of the reasons for this ancient custom may …

Why Is Waking Up So Hard?

Do you have a hard time waking up? You’re not alone! Sleep Playlist: Read More: Waking Up Is Hard to Do “Mark Twain once wrote, ‘I have tried getting up early, and I have tried getting up late – and the latter agrees with me best.’” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and …

The Truth About Photographic Memory

Is photographic memory real? Read More: Are photographic memories real — and could you have one? “There are people out there who can remember almost every detail of what they did on a random day ten years ago. But is it possible to have an actual photographic memory, whether developed by nature or nurture? Here’s …

Why We Love Dogs More Than Humans

Humans seem to care more about their pets than other humans. Why is this? Read More: Why People Care More About Pets Than Other Humans “WE LOVE OUR pets. Two thirds of Americans live with an animal, and according to a 2011 Harris poll, 90 percent of pet owners think of their dogs and cats …