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
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?
[TRACE] Right now, scientists are attempting to grow ears, kidneys, blood vessels, livers, even hearts. In fact, at the moment there are some people walking around with lab-grown bladders. But this is rare. In the U.S., over 80 percent of transplanted organs come from the deceased. The rest are donated… Continue Reading How Close Are We to Farming Human Body Parts?
If a body is found in a field, and the cops suspect foul play is involved, establishing the exact time of death is critical. Figuring out the deceased’s final moments can help investigators corroborate people’s stories to ultimately hone in on the killer. But how do you do that? There… Continue Reading The Flies on a Dead Body Can Help Solve a Murder
Ionizing radiation is like cupcakes. One cupcake, that’s fine. 1000 cupcakes, all at once? Not fine! You’ve probably seen acute radiation poisoning on TV, people wrapped in bandages, and such… but chances are you don’t know what’s going on there… so let’s shed some visible light radiation on this mystery.… Continue Reading What Does Radiation Poisoning Do to Your Body?
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
A lot of hay has been made about CRISPR Cas9, the gene editing technique so precise, so easy, so versatile it’s opened the possibility of chopping and swapping DNA around like a molecular level Dr. Frankenstein. The implications are huge for humans and our genome. We could alter the genes… Continue Reading Your Body Could Be Immune to CRISPR! Is This the End of Gene Editing?
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?
If you have a stomach ache that’s no fun, but it’s just your stomach that hurts. If you stub your toe, that sucks but at least it’s just your toe! But, if your head hurts it is all-consuming. You just want to crawl under a blanket and stay there forever.… Continue Reading Yes, Your Headache Is Worse Than All Other Aches and Pains, Here’s Why
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