Can We Grow Plants on Mars?

Last year, NASA announced that they had found water on Mars. This posed a question to scientists: Could we grow plants in the soil of Mars? Trace explains what is necessary to grow crops on Earth, and if Mars is able to sustain life. Read More: This Scoop of Mars Soil is Two Percent Water …

What’s REALLY in Our Drinking Water?

Portland, Oregon is dumping 38 million gallons of water after a teenager peed into an open reservoir. The public is outraged, and the city decided it’s the right decision, but is the water actually still safe to drink? Trace did some digging to figure out if this is really a safety hazard, and figure out …

Is It Safe To Drink Your Urine?

Although it seems gross, it’s commonly believed that it’s safe to drink your own urine because it’s sterile. Is this actually true? Join Laci as she debunks this myth and tells you everything that’s in your pee. Read More: Study debunks common myth that urine is sterile “Bacteria live in the bladders of healthy women, …

We Finally Know How The Pyramids Were Made!

For thousands of years, the mystery of how the pyramids in Egypt were made has puzzled the world. Do we finally know the answer? Join Laci as she discusses how the answer might be more obvious than we thought! Follow DNews on Twitter: Follow Laci on Twitter: Read More: Mystery behind how Egyptians built the …

What Could Alien Life Really Look Like?

The Fight To Save New York Subway Dancers: Alien life might be so odd that we wouldn’t even recognize it! So what will it look like? Follow Amy on Twitter: Read More: Could This Alien Cell Thrive on Titan? “In a world first, chemical engineers have taken a different look at a question astronomers and …

Why The Ocean Can’t Fix The Drought

California’s drought is bad. Really bad. If we could take salt out of ocean water, could that fix the problem? Follow Julian on Twitter: Read More: Desalination out of Desperation “Even in drought-stricken California, San Diego stands out. It gets less rain than parched Los Angeles or Fresno.” Thirsty West: Why California Will Soon Be …

Why Is The Ocean Salty?

The ocean is salty, but most lakes and rivers are not. Why is this? Get 15% off s domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Read More: Ocean Chemistry “The oceans are full of water. Ocean water is not just pure H2O, though. Ocean water has many different chemicals …

How Can Water Be Turned Into Fuel?

What is electrolysis, and how can this process fuel vehicles? Read More: Electrolysis “In chemistry and manufacturing, electrolysis is a method of using a direct electric current (DC) to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won’t find anywhere …