Magic mushrooms have more to offer than a good trip: new research shows they may help treat severe forms of depression. But a prominent researcher in the UK says his work is being stymied by the government. Laci Green looks at this fungal fix for a debilitating, sometimes deadly disease.
Biology & Chemistry
Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey have found life in mud samples at the bottom of a sub-glacial lake in Antarctica. They found microbes dating back almost 100,000 years as well as organisms previously unknown to science. The research team from the British Antarctic Survey and the universities of Northumbria and Edinburgh made their astonishing […]
A nuclear accident devastated the region near Chernobyl, Ukraine, on April 26, 1986 leaving behind a 2,600 km² exclusion zone where some 350,000 people were evacuated. This vast area, where time has stood still ever since, is springing back to life with wildlife. The evacuation of the human population has created a unique wildlife refuge which has seen an increase in biodiversity.
How do you know what you’re seeing is real? These Illusions bring about the truth!
Deep space may be the final frontier, but we already know more about the orbits of stars around the supermassive black hole at the center of Milky Way, than we do about the behavior of the colossal squid and other creatures that live deep in the oceans here at home.
An anomaly is defined as a departure from the common order, something that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify. In human biology, an anomaly is anything that is genetically different or unexplained about people. A large number of scientists have devoted their life to understanding the differences between human populations.
Ever heard a recording of yourself and hated the way you sound? It’s a common thing, and has to do with sound vibration…or the lack thereof. Trace describes what we actually sound like when we speak, plus why we may be drawn to the sounds of others.
Hank revisits his passion for exploring the Red Planet, breaking down the two biggest challenges of sending humans to Mars: radiation and propulsion. He explains the science behind the obstacles future Mars-bound astronauts will face, as well as they technology they’ll have to use to surmount them. Onward!
This is a classic chemical reaction. It’s called the iodine clock reaction. There are several variations of how this chemical reaction can be performed using different chemicals than the ones I used in the video. You can order clock reaction kits from several science related websites. You can also use simple store bought chemicals like vitamin C, iodine, hydrogen peroxide and starch. A quick internet search will turn up multiple ways of performing the experiment.
Discover the scientific nature of fire.
Most science projects are geared towards helping mankind, but these projects are particularly long-term, and their immense forethought and vision are targeted towards helping future generations.
Scientists from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program have discovered bacteria, viruses and fungi living over 1.5 miles under the ocean floor in thick sedimentary rock, which dates back over 100m years. The lifeforms are only just surviving though, reproducing once every 10,000 years or so. Nevertheless the discovery raises questions over where life on Earth can survive.
Ten years of satellite observations of greenhouse gases reveal that carbon dioxide in our atmosphere continues to increase despite international efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Satellites also show that recent methane increases are likely due to manmade emissions.