Why It Is So Hard To Live In The Present Moment

Why Is It So Hard To Live In The Present?

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?

The Science of Skin - Emma Bryce

The Amazing Science Of Skin

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.

What Happens In One Lifetime?

What Happens In One Lifetime?

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.

Could You Be Immune To Everything?

Could You Be Immune To Everything?

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?

How Much Damage Can An Earthquake Do?

How Much Damage Can An Earthquake Do?

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 Explained – What is The True Nature of Reality?

String Theory Explained – What is The True Nature of Reality?

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?

What Is Schizophrenia Anyways?

What Is It Like To Live With Schizophrenia?

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.

The Weird And Wonderful Metamorphosis Of The Butterfly - Franziska Bauer

The Weird And Wonderful Metamorphosis Of The Butterfly

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?

The Brain-Changing Benefits Of Exercise

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.

What Are Eyeballs Made Of?

What Are Eyeballs Made Of?

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.

What Is The Most Dangerous Sport In The World?

What Is The Most Dangerous Sport In The World?

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.

How Do Birds Learn To Sing?

How Do Birds Learn To Sing?

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?

Debunking Anti-Vaxxers

How To Debunk And Deconstruct Every Argument From Anti-Vaxxers?

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.