If you've ever been nervous or stressed, you might have experienced a weird feeling in your stomach. Why do we feel so many emotions in our guts? Laci did some digging to figure out what connects our brains to our midsections.
Millions of Americans suffer from depression and some choose to end their lives. When are people more likely to commit suicide, and what can we do to prevent it? Tara discusses how you can seek help if you're struggling with suicidal thoughts.
Finals week is approaching and some of you might be stressed out. While exams are stressful, there are ways to make them more manageable. Join Laci as she covers five helpful tips to do better on finals.
As time goes on, more and more research is being done on the effects of your sperm on your children. Tara discusses a recent study that found mental illness caused by traumatic events can be passed on through sperm.
Mainstream media constantly debates whether video games make people more violent. SourceFed's Joe Bereta steps in to discuss a new study that finds a surprising link between video games and aggression.
Bee stings can be painful and terribly inconvenient. Does it hurt more to get stung on certain parts of your body? Trace and Joe Bereta from Sourcefed to talk about some of the worst places to get stung by a bee!
Saliva is a disgusting mix of water, electrolytes and mucus. Sure, spit might be gross, but it has a TON of medical benefits! Trace is here to break down some of his favorite ways that spit can help you!
Pessimists tend to have a very negative outlook on life. New research shows that this outlook isn't their fault! Anthony discusses how the brain of a pessimist is very different than the brain of an optimist!
Scientists have made huge leaps in the medical field when it comes to extending the lives of individuals with down syndrome. Now, researchers might be even closer to finding a cure for this genetic disorder, and Trace is here to tell you how!
If you've had one too many drinks, or mixed alcohol and marijuana, you might've felt like the room was spinning. It might even make you feel a bit sick. Annie discusses what causes this feeling, and offers a few theories on how to get it to stop.
A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of laser-induced high-temperature superconductivity in a promising copper-oxide material. Read more »
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Question: How is a fruit fly like a firefly? No, this is not an obvious answer (their names start with the letter “f”) or the beginning of a bad entomology joke. These two organisms may both be winged insects, but as it turns out, what makes the firefly light show such a special treat on […]
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A new study out this week says that 1 in 20 adults will be misdiagnosed in outpatient clinics in the US. Thats roughly 12 million people each year, if that […]
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Viruses are sneaky. As you probably already know from your last bout with the common cold or the flu, for most viral infections doctors will simply prescribe plenty of water and […]
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Economic models of perfect competition and of monopoly only need to include individual behavior that takes the environment as given. In the case of […] Read more
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