Trees can weigh hundreds or even thousands of tons, but where do they get this mass from? A few common answers are: the soil, water, and sunlight. But the truth is the vast majority of a dry tree’s mass comes from the air – it originated as carbon dioxide
Susanne Åkesson, Professor of Evolutionary Ecology at Lund University in Sweden, has been awarded the prestigious Ig Nobel Prize. The prize, which she shares with six other researchers from Hungary and Spain, was presented to them for their discovery that white horses aren’t particularly bothered by blood-sucking horse-flies. Continue reading
We’ve already been told that everybody poops – but did you ever stop to consider why? It’s thanks to our heroic through-gut that humans don’t suffer the same fate as jellyfish and anemones, and every hero has an origin story… Hosted by: Olivia Gordon
Every summer it seems like there’s that one person who always gets a lot of mosquito bites. But what makes people mosquito magnets? Continue reading
Imagine being able to pull a glass of water out of thin air when you’re thirsty. Sounds like science fiction, right? Well one Israeli company made it possible. Natasha Kirtchuk has the scoop…
Thanks for the idea Chuck!
The milk industry produces in excess of 840 million tons of products each year. Why do humans drink so much milk? And given that all mammals lactate, why do we favor certain types of milk over others? Continue reading
Everyone is self-conscious about having bad breath, but what about acid breath? Our science guy Steve Spangler puts on the lab coat to reveal the chemistry of your breath. Continue reading