Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield helps debunk (and confirm!) some common myths about space. Is there any sound in space? Does space smell like burnt steak? Is NASA working on warp speed? ONE STRANGE ROCK airs Mondays at 10/9c on National Geographic. Continue reading
For decades, lactic acid has taken the blame for the muscle pain you feel when you exercise – but does it really deserve its bad reputation? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! Continue reading
How do astronauts survive the deadly radiation of deep space? NASA is still figuring out how to protect astronauts from cosmic radiation — like plastic shielding and magnetic deflectors. Continue reading
From sand and gravel to rock salt and magnesium chloride, the people who maintain our roads are constantly searching for the most most innovative ways to keep our road clear of snow and ice. Our science guy Steve Spangler looks at the science of de-icing with a cool experiment you can try at home. Continue reading
Two Canadian cities are doing an about face on their decision to remove flouride from drinking water after rates of tooth decay spiked, especially among children.
Source: Canadian cities rethink removal of fluoride from tap water | CBC News
Holy grail of power generation, commercial nuclear fusion could be “a decade away” creating a new disruption not just for fossil fuels but for traditional carbon free energy systems.
Source: Nuclear fusion, a disruptive power source for crowded cities: Don Pittis | CBC News
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Ivory soap . . . it’s the soap that floats. But why? discover the secret behind this floating sensation by cooking the whole bar of soap in the microwave. That’s right, a bar of Ivory soap + the microwave oven = a very cool trick! And your kitchen will smell so fresh and clean when you’re finished.
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You ever see those commercials suggesting people take a tiny dose of aspirin every day? It’s an amount so small it doesn’t really work for pain relief, yet taking low-dose aspirin is fairly common, among those at risk for heart attacks or stroke. Here’s why aspirin works in a baby-sized dose. Find us on all these places: Continue reading