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How We Could Build a Moon Base TODAY – Space Colonization 1

How Could We Build A Moon Base Today?

We often dream about leaving Earth and becoming a space traveler. The reality is, we could begin our dream by setting up a Lunar Base today. Here’s how our first Moon base could be completed in a decade.

Why Haven't We Cured Cancer Yet?

Why Haven’t We Cured Cancer Yet?

Technological advancements surely have helped increase cancer survival rates, but why isn’t there a cure for cancer yet? We are well-versed with the importance of treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy, but are there any more advance treatments we can look forward to?

Hasini Jayatilaka - How cancer cells communicate — and how we can slow them down

How Cancer Cells Communicate — And How We Can Slow Them Down

Cancer cells communicate with each other and coordinate their movement throughout the body. But this process can be interrupted. In this TED Talk, Hasini Jayatilaka shares her work on an innovative method to stop cancer cells from communicating -- and halt their fatal ability to spread.

NASA Is Flying A Spacecraft Into The Sun For The First Time

Why Is NASA Sending A Spacecraft To The Sun?

Early today (Aug. 11),  NASA is launching its newest spacecraft, called the Parker Solar Probe. The probe's mission is to study the outer corona of the Sun to better protect our tech-driven lifestyle against destructive solar storms that could take us back to the stone ages.

The Ocean Cleanup Technology, Explained

How Does The Ocean Cleanup Technology Work?

Plastic was long considered to be a revolutionary material. But, what has it turned into now? A trash – and millions of tons of it end up in the ocean every year. Of course there are plenty of attempts to thwart this growing problem, but this approach by the Ocean Cleanup seems to be the most effective. Here's how it works.

What Do Artificial Sweeteners Actually Do to Your Body?

What Do Artificial Sweeteners Actually Do To Your Body?

Artificial sweeteners are just as bad as sugar, and our brain and gut respond to them in surprising ways. These sugar alternatives may have low to no calorie, but studies have shown our body reacts to them negatively. So how are these compounds processed in our body? And how are they harming our health?

3 Incredible Examples of Evolution Hidden In Your Body

3 Incredible Examples of Evolution Hidden In Your Body

From your tailbone which used to be a tail to that pink bit in the corner of your eye - a leftover of a third eyelid which we can still find in lizards, birds and fishes, here are three incredible examples of evolution hidden in your body.

What Do Food Expiration Dates Actually Mean?

What Do Food Expiration Dates Actually Mean?

Sell By, Best By, or Use By dates on food items don't actually mean what you think. The labels are mainly for quality and flavor purposes, and don't necessarily have anything to do with food safety. Many common foods are edible past the expiration dates.

Penny Chisholm - The tiny creature that secretly powers the planet

The Tiny Creature That Secretly Powers The Planet

Prochlorococcus is the most abundant photosynthetic species on the planet that has existed for millions of years. The marine microbe was not discovered until the mid-1980s. In this TED Talk, Oceanographer Penny Chisholm explains how this amazing little being's ancient genetic code can help us in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.

This Strange Syndrome Takes Control Of Your Body

What Is Alien Hand Syndrome?

Alien hand syndrome (AHS), also known as Dr. Strangelove syndrome, is a rare neurological condition in which one of your hands acts involuntarily on its own. Alien hand usually occurs in adults, but it can affect children, too.

How T-Rex Lost Its Arms

How Did T-Rex Lose Its Arms?

Tyrannosaurus rex was big and ferocious, but it had tiny arms. The story of how T-Rex lost its arms is pretty simple. But what’s complicated is the story of why it kept those little limbs, and how it used them.

Why So Many People Want To Be Writers [The School Of Life]

Why So Many People Want To Be Writers

Many people yearn to be a writer because there is no one in the vicinity who will listen. They start to long to set down their memories and emotions on a page and to send them out into the wider world because their friends can’t be bothered to hear them, because their partners are preoccupied and because it’s been agonisingly long since anyone gave them respect and attention.

Poppy Crum - Technology That Knows What You're Feeling [2018]

Technology That Knows What You’re Feeling

Neuroscientist Poppy Crum talks about "empathetic technology" that can detect even the slightest facial microexpressions and tell the difference between real and fake smiles. It can also read physical signals like body temperature and the chemical composition of your breath to inform on your emotional state.

What Do Artificial Sweeteners Actually Do to Your Body?

What Do Artificial Sweeteners Actually Do To Your Body?

Artificial sweeteners are just as bad as sugar, and our brain and gut respond to them in surprising ways. These sugar alternatives may have low to no calorie, but studies have shown our body reacts to them negatively. So how are these compounds processed in our body? And how are they harming our health?

How T-Rex Lost Its Arms

How Did T-Rex Lose Its Arms?

Tyrannosaurus rex was big and ferocious, but it had tiny arms. The story of how T-Rex lost its arms is pretty simple. But what’s complicated is the story of why it kept those little limbs, and how it used them.

The Ocean Cleanup Technology, Explained

How Does The Ocean Cleanup Technology Work?

Plastic was long considered to be a revolutionary material. But, what has it turned into now? A trash – and millions of tons of it end up in the ocean every year. Of course there are plenty of attempts to thwart this growing problem, but this approach by the Ocean Cleanup seems to be the most effective. Here's how it works.

3 Incredible Examples of Evolution Hidden In Your Body

3 Incredible Examples of Evolution Hidden In Your Body

From your tailbone which used to be a tail to that pink bit in the corner of your eye - a leftover of a third eyelid which we can still find in lizards, birds and fishes, here are three incredible examples of evolution hidden in your body.

What Do Food Expiration Dates Actually Mean?

What Do Food Expiration Dates Actually Mean?

Sell By, Best By, or Use By dates on food items don't actually mean what you think. The labels are mainly for quality and flavor purposes, and don't necessarily have anything to do with food safety. Many common foods are edible past the expiration dates.