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.

The Real Reason Why Mosquitoes Buzz

Why do mosquitoes make that annoying buzz? The answer: to find a potential mate. Female mosquitoes buzz at a much lower frequency than the male. But, when the get closer to each other, they adjust the frequency of their wings and produce a common tone. In other words, they communicate to let each other know that they've found a partner.

The psychology of post-traumatic stress disorder

The Science Behind Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD

We all experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Some of us can escape with no enduring effects. But for many, the experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life. This phenomenon is known as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

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.

James Bridle - The nightmare videos of children's YouTube — and what's wrong with the internet today

The Nightmare Videos Of Children’s YouTube — And What’s Wrong With The Internet Today

In a dark, strange corner of the internet, an unknown group of people on YouTube is wilfully hacking young brains in return for advertising revenue. In this TED Talk, writer and artist James Bridle uncovers truth about pointless, mind-numbing videos such as "surprise egg" reveals and the "Finger Family Song" and those algorithmically created mashups of familiar cartoon characters in violent situations.

How do your hormones work

How Do Your Hormones Work?

Our bodies go through a series of changes during our lifetimes. We grow, experience puberty, and reproduce.  This TED-Ed video based on a lesson Emma Bryce explains how our endocrine system constantly regulate every change our bodies undergo, and how it orchestrates everything from sleep to the rhythm of our beating heart, exerting its influence over each and every one of our cells.