You may think scientists stationed in Antarctica are just playing with penguins or studying leopard seals. But some of them are down there to fly balloons or watch ice cubes. Special balloons and special ice cubes. Like the balloon-based experiment ANITA, which has seen things we thought weren’t possible, and… Continue Reading ‘Ghost Particles’ Erupting from Antarctica Could Shatter Standard Physics
This specialized 3D printer just received a record-breaking throughput for modern 3D printing. It can create structures the size of a human adult in just a few hours. That’s printing about 7 millimeters per minute. With this device, the team may have just cracked the code on how to utilize… Continue Reading This Record-Breaking 3D Printer Could Be the Future of Manufacturing
Lithium ion batteries changed our world by delivering us hours of energy in a small lightweight package. But ya know what, my phone battery only lasts a day and THAT’S NOT ENOUGH! I NEED MORE!!! Luckily, scientists are already on it, and have been working for decades on a new… Continue Reading This Fluoride Battery Could Mean Phone Batteries That Last a Week
You know what hurts? Pain. But why does pain have to hurt so much, and could we maybe dial it back a bit if the pain gets too intense? Thanks to a recent study from Stanford University, we may just be able to control how we experience pain. As much… Continue Reading Scientists Are Close to Eliminating Pain, Here’s How
It may be hot in the summer where you live, but here’s a question: how hot is too hot? Like, at what temperature does your body ACTUALLY start to break down? That escalated quickly. Well, so have the world’s seasonal temperatures. In Death Valley, one of the hottest places on… Continue Reading How Much Heat Can Your Body Take Before Killing You?
Our next guest has dedicated her entire life to studying the field of science and recently, she made the decision to change her career path and dedicate her time to teaching everyone about the human anatomy. Please welcome back our four year old expert, Brielle, and her mom, Carry. You’re… Continue Reading Brielle Teaches Ellen About the Human Body
Elon Musk, the celebrity entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX, finally unveiled what his company Neuralink has been up to for the past two years. Neuralink is developing a brain-machine interface, or BMI, with the goal of one day helping the paralyzed use robotic limbs or other devices. Musk even envisions… Continue Reading Why Elon Musk Wants to Implant an Electrical Wire in Your Brain
Have you ever wanted to see a perfectly replicated model of your insides, in stunningly realistic 3D? Yeah…me neither. Regardless, 3D body scanning is here, and it’s got some surprising applications. But do people actually want to use it? There’s been a sudden growth spurt in the market of 3D… Continue Reading 3D Body Scanning Is Here, and It Could Change How You See Yourself
Apparently, no calories does NOT equal no consequences, and artificial sweeteners, like the kind you may find in diet drinks, may be just as bad for you as sugar, with your brain and your gut responding in surprising ways to that delicious, synthetic sweetness. The FDA has approved six artificial… Continue Reading What Do Artificial Sweeteners Actually Do to Your Body?
Ever notice your body seems to do certain things around the same time each day? You wake up around the same time, feel peckish around the same time, and are tired and ready for sleep around the same time. You might think it’s habit, but it’s actually thanks to biological… Continue Reading How Your Body’s Internal Clock Might Be Messing With Your Sleep