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Showing posts with label Michael Aranda. Show all posts

April 16, 2018

Does Stretching Before Exercise Actually Help?

Michael Aranda
Michael Aranda 
It seems like a good idea to stretch before exercising, but does it actually prevent injuries, or improve your performance?

April 9, 2018

Do You Have A Maximum Heart Rate?

Michael Aranda
Michael Aranda 
Does your heart rate have an upper limit and could you ever reach it?

April 2, 2018

Solving The Mystery Of Darwin's Lifelong Illness

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)  
Charles Darwin had a great mind, but a not-so great body. Scientists have spent years trying to uncover the mysteries of his poor health.

March 25, 2018

8 Medications With Surprising Secondary Uses

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Eight  
Sometimes medications that were developed to treat one condition can end up being useful for seemingly unrelated ailments.

March 18, 2018

Why Do Geiger Counters Make That Clicking Sound?

Michael Aranda
Michael Aranda  
You don't have to fight feral ghouls to be familiar with the clicking sound of a geiger counter, but what exactly makes these radiation detecting devices click?

March 11, 2018

7 Of The Strangest Allergies

Seven
Seven  
When you think of allergies, the first thing that comes to mind is probably seasonal allergies, but there are a handful of strange allergies can be much harder to avoid than pollens.

February 23, 2018

The Key To An Artificial Heart ... And Open-Heart Surgery

Michael Aranda
Michael Aranda 
Scientists have been trying to pull blood out of the body and put it back in again since the early 1800s, but bypass machines haven't been easy to get right.

February 19, 2018

3 Things Fish Shouldn't Be Able To Do

Three
Three 
When you think of animals with awesome abilities, fish usually aren’t the first thing that come to mind, but there are a few species that have taken their adaptations to the extreme!

February 12, 2018

6 Bacteria With Awesome Superpowers

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Six  
Bacteria have evolved some pretty incredible abilities. They may never star in a big summer movie, but here are six bacteria with amazing superpowers.

January 28, 2018

Why Do Stink Bugs Stink?

Michael Aranda
Michael Aranda  
Turns out stink bugs and cilantro have some things in common.

January 18, 2018

January 5, 2018

Egyptian Blue: How An Ancient Pigment Could Save Lives

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda  
The world’s first artificial pigment, Egyptian blue, may help scientists prevent forgery and even save lives.

December 28, 2017

Kleptopredation: Natural Turduckens

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda  
Some birds steal food from other birds to save themselves work, but kleptopredators take it one step further!

December 27, 2017

Why Do We Get Colds When It's Cold?

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda 
The temperature drops and you're more likely to get a cold: Is this correlation or causation?

December 18, 2017

6 Stupid And Dangerous Things Scientists Did To Themselves

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda  
From poking their own eyes, to drinking a patient's vomit, some extremely passionate scientists have done pretty outrageous things to themselves in the name of science.

December 10, 2017

How Do You Weigh Things In Space?

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda 
Astronauts need to know their mass while in orbit, but a normal scale would be free-falling around the Earth with them. So how do they measure their mass without gravity?

November 24, 2017

The Real Philosopher's Stone: Turning Lead Into Gold

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda  
With scientists’ efforts and their creativity, we finally found “the real philosopher’s stone.” That's right, we can now turn lead into gold... a little bit.

November 20, 2017

Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Your Gut Bacteria?

Beer
Beer
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
Alcohols are used to disinfect things all the time, which makes drinking them sound bad for the helpful critters in your gut. But, turns out, drinking in moderation could actually be good for your microbiome.

November 18, 2017

Can You Break Glass With Your Voice?

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda  
An old cliche: an opera singer hits a not so high, it breaks a wine glass. It may seem over the top, but with a little science (and an amp), you too can break a glass like the finest soprano!

November 11, 2017

Why Are Metals Shiny?

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda 
We can all appreciate pretty shiny things, but what makes them shiny?

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