Category: Education

This Preserved 600-Pound Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

This Preserved 600-Pound Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

Nine blue whales died in Canada’s Newfoundland when they became trapped in ice, a whopping three percent of the blue whales in the wild. When these massive creatures, which weigh 300,000 pounds, die, they...

What will happen if you travel at light speed? [Interlude]

What will happen if you travel at light speed? [Interlude]

Going at light speed is impossible. Speed is thrilling to human beings – there’s no denying. This has been the case ever since the wheel was invented and speed was no longer determined by the strength...

The Immune System Explained I – Bacteria Infection

The Immune System Explained I – Bacteria Infection

Every second of your life you are under attack. Bacteria, viruses, spores and more living stuff wants to enter your body and use its resources for itself. The immune system is a powerful army...

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Going To Flip, Here’s How We Know

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Going To Flip, Here’s How We Know

Scientists think that about 500 million years ago, Earth’s core solidified, turbocharging our magnetic field. This would have allowed the atmosphere to hold more gas, in part shielding early life from powerful solar rays...

Whales Only Recently Evolved Into Giants

Whales Only Recently Evolved Into Giants

Gigantism seems like a past phenomenon, given that enormous animals such as Megalodon and Tyrannosaurus rex died out millions of years ago. The largest vertebrate that has ever lived, however, is part of the present, and...

Dispute Erupts Over the Limits of the Human Lifespan

Dispute Erupts Over the Limits of the Human Lifespan

Last fall, a new scientific paper made waves by declaring that the human lifespan has a fixed endpoint. It would be almost impossible, the researchers said, for humans to live much longer than 115 years. The...

Your Sunscreen Might Be Breaking Down Into Harmful Chemicals

Your Sunscreen Might Be Breaking Down Into Harmful Chemicals

An ingredient commonly used in sunscreen can break down into toxic chemicals when exposed to chlorinated water and sunlight, a team of Russian researchers found. Avobenzone is used by millions of people in sunblocks,...

The Little Dipper: Host of the North Star

The Little Dipper: Host of the North Star

Ursa Minor, though, is almost entirely represented by the Little Dipper. The handle forms the Little Bear’s tail, and the dipper’s cup forms its flank. The most famous star in the Little Dipper is Polaris,...

Chinese Experiment Reaches Space Station in Historic First

Chinese Experiment Reaches Space Station in Historic First

A Chinese experiment is now on the International Space Station (ISS), having reached the orbiting lab Monday (June 5) aboard a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft. The experiment will be installed on the U.S. side of...

Brain is a Quantum Computer

Brain is a Quantum Computer

The laws of quantum mechanics prove that information can exist even in empty space . Quantum entanglement (connection between pairs or groups of particles) supposes that all information in our brain (i.e. our soul)...