Climate change is real, and the earth is getting warmer. While you might be thinking limiting carbon dioxide emissions is the only way to help combat that, scientists are looking for plan B.
Right now, wind is our best option. But, there are some promising technologies on the horizon which may change that.
The period of time we find most difficult to inhabit is the present. But what makes it so hard for us to experience the present, especially the beautiful moments, properly? And what makes us enjoy and appreciate what has happened when it's firmly over?
Skin, the largest organ in your body, accounts for 16 percent of your physical weight. The purpose of skin may seem obvious - to keep your insides in. But besides that, it plays a surprising number of roles in your lives.
In a lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill anywhere between 180 to 360 bathtubs, cry 1745 times, and make 146,801,613 steps.
Scientists have learned that our immune system is so adaptable and long-lasting that they might be able to engineer our bodies to become immune to germs and antigen invaders we’ve never met, and even make us immune to everything. But how?
Earthquakes occur when two pieces of the Earth’s crust called tectonic plates collide or grind against each other. When this happens, an insane amount of energy from inside the Earth suddenly bursts out in all directions causing the Earth to crack and shake everything on top. Well, we know earthquakes are awful, but how much damage can they do?
String Theory explains that fundamental particles, such as quarks, electrons, and neutrinos are all composed of smaller, vibrating, strings of energy, and a different modes of vibration of these strings result in different particles we perceive in nature. But is this theory really true?
Schizophrenia is a chronic neurological disorder that can affect different parts of a person’s life, such as their thought, emotion and behavior. Often showing up in their late teens or 20s, individuals with schizophrenia often have a different interpretation of what they believe to be reality.
To become a butterfly, a caterpillar dissolves its own body almost completely and rebuilds itself from scratch. Butterflies are just a few of the species of insects that transition from larvae to adults through complete metamorphosis. But how exactly does this work?
Exercise is the most transformative thing you can do for your brain. In this TED Talk, neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain from different conditions like depression, Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
The vitreous humor comprises 80 percent of our eyeball. And like most gels, it's mostly water mixed with collagen fibers and a sugar called hyaluronic acid.
It's unlikely but if aliens came here and offered to buy Earth, how much should we sell it for?
Sports like football and soccer cause a significant proportion of injuries, but it's the boxing that's the most dangerous. A punch to the head during a boxing match can range anywhere from 670-1100 pounds of force.
Brown thrasher, wood thrush, mockingbird and Australian superb lyrebird are just a few of the 4,000 species of songbirds. Most birds produce short, simple calls, but songbirds also have a repertoire of complex vocal patterns that help them attract mates, defend territory, and strengthen their social bond. So how do these birds learn songs in the first place? How do they know to mimic the songs of their own species? Are they born knowing how to sing?
Technology is advancing at an exponential rate. But which country is leading the way?
Vaccines work by introducing a weakened form of the germ to your body, so that the immune system can learn to recognize it. Your body then builds its defenses so it’s prepared to fight off a real attack later in life. And no, vaccines do not cause autism. They neither give you peanut allergy.