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January 28, 2015

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11:28 PM | Is Your Biggest Fantasy Normal? Science Has The Answer We all...
Is Your Biggest Fantasy Normal? Science Has The Answer We all have a secret sex fantasy, and a group of scientists have figured out how common different peoples’ particular kinks are. How did the men and women in the study differ, and was your favorite fantasy listed? It’s the special sex study episode of Nerd Alert this week with Kim Horcher, Sandra Daugherty (Sex Nerd Sandra), and Brett Erlich (Viral Video Film School, Pop Trigger) discuss! Read more on the study: […]

January 21, 2015

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11:33 PM | Why Sugar-Free Gummy Bears Are SUPER Laxatives Gummy bears- so...
Why Sugar-Free Gummy Bears Are SUPER Laxatives Gummy bears- so tasty, but so…dangerous! If you’ve read the hilarity that is Amazon reviews for sugar-free Haribo gummy bears, then you have an idea of how these sweet deathbears work— eat a handful and meet up with your old nemesis, diarrhea. But, why, why does this happen? There’s a perfectly scientific response! Kim Horcher discusses with Phil Torres (Scientist, host of Al Jazeera America’s TechKnow) and Jason G. […]

January 18, 2015

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9:54 PM | This Ultra Rare Butterfly is Half Male, Half Female This Lexias...
This Ultra Rare Butterfly is Half Male, Half Female This Lexias pardalis is extremely rare— not only is its sex half male and half female, but its perfectly split down the middle. How did this happen? And does it happen in other animals? We’ve got enntomologist Phil Torres (Scientist, host of Al Jazeera America’s TechKnow) to discuss with Kim Horcher and Jason G. Goldman (Scientist, writer for Scientific American, BBC Future). Read more: […]

January 17, 2015

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7:27 PM | How Do Hummingbirds Fly? Scientists Figure Out The...
How Do Hummingbirds Fly? Scientists Figure Out The Secrets Hummingbirds have a very unique way of flying, at least as far as birds go. You may think the sheer speed may be what’s getting hummingbirds to fly, hover, and dart— but there’s much more to that. How are they changing the air around them to get the lift they need? Kim Horcher and Christina Ochoa (Actress, Science Educator, Know Brainer podcast) discuss! Read more: […]
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