In March 2015, Utah lawmakers approved the use of firing squads to execute death row inmates. This comes after lethal injection drugs were discontinued in 2011, when the drug’s only manufacturer left the US. Since then, states have been scrambling to find a humane, painless, and efficient execution method. So… Continue Reading Is Firing Squad More Ethical Than Lethal Injection?

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

The problem for environmental chemicals is that many of them have structures that are not commonly seen in nature, so organism simply have not had a chance to evolve defenses against these compounds. It may be something like 80,000 synthetic industrial compounds in the last century and that includes everything… Continue Reading How Do Our Bodies Fight Off Dangerous Chemicals?

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?

Go to Stufftoblowyourmind.com to enter the Science Awards contest and a chance to win a $10,000 college sponsorship, sponsored by BASF, THE chemical company. You know what’s better than a 3D-printed pizza? Nothing. Nothing in the world is better than a 3D-printed pizza. Sorry everyone else. Just pack up and… Continue Reading 3D Printed Body Parts Are Almost Here!

Some religious groups require followers to fast for many hours a day, and continue that fast for days or weeks! Isn’t not eating for 16 hours a day every day dangerous? Bom dia earthlings, thanks for stopping by DNews, I’m Trace. The Holy Month of Ramadan is wrapping up this… Continue Reading What Happens To Your Body When You Fast?

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

[MUSIC PLAYING] This episode was proudly made possible by Subaru. [MUSIC PLAYING] For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a soft spot for love and melancholy. And I think those two things are intimately interrelated, right? Love and sadness– they exist in the same space. There’s a reason… Continue Reading Love is the Greatest Pain

it’s interesting when we design our studies we provide diets that are high in starch and then we take away that starch and replaced it with sugar why do we even see such unfavorable effects when we replace pasta or bread with a fructose sweetened beverage or let’s even say… Continue Reading What Does Sugar Actually Do To Your Body?

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?