Human Experimentation: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

In the early days of the space race, agency researchers in Russia and at NASA really weren’t sure all what would happen to an astronaut in space. They didn’t know if a human mind could handle actually seeing Earth or what would happen to the human body when exposed to long periods of weightlessness. Continue reading

How Do Hand Sanitizers Work?

The labels always read, “Kills 99.99% of Germs!” but does the science of hand sanitizers back it up? Today we’re taking a closer look at what this goo is made of, and just how effective it really is against viruses and bacteria. Continue reading

Why is it so hard to cure cancer? – TED-Ed by Kyuson Yun

We’ve harnessed electricity, sequenced the human genome, and eradicated smallpox. But after billions of dollars in research, we haven’t found a solution for a disease that affects more than 14 million people and their families at any given time. Why is it so difficult to cure cancer? Kyuson Yun explains the challenges. Continue reading

Why do we have snot?

The stuff that oozes out of you when you’re sick? Turns out, it’s a pretty awesome material. Elizabeth, a graduate of Biological Engineering at MIT, explains juuuuuuust how much butt it kicks.

Learn how to make the fake snot in the video here: https://youtu.be/pEZHLjXg4XU