Most people know that plants grow towards sunlight. This is easy enough to test – simply turn your plants away from the light, and they will quickly turn themselves back over the course of a few days! However, seeds cannot “see” the light from the sun when they are buried underneath the soil. How do […]
How Do Seeds Know Which Way is Up?
You’ve probably been hearing all of your life that once you kill a brain cell, it’s dead forever and never comes back. Well, that’s true, but no truer that it is for any other bodily tissue. The reality is far less grim. Our brains are exceedingly good at healing. Can You Grow New Brain Cells? […]
Connecting with family, friends, and coworkers in todays world is as easy as it has ever been. Photos and experiences are shared in seconds rather than the decades it may have taken just 20 years ago. But, this conveinance and novelty come at a cost for many. Addiction to social media may seem like a […]
From headaches to fatigue to nausea to vomiting, hangovers are the price we pay for a wild night. While they are never pleasant, many feel they get worse as we grow older. Understanding why hangovers worsen with age will give you a more complete idea of alcohol’s effect on your body, helping you to know […]
Ever blow out a candle and ponder why so much extra smoke is produced than when it was lit? Why does this happen? Interestingly it has very little to do with smoke. As a candle burns, it produces enough heat that the wax of the candle is entirely combusted into CO2 as well as other […]
Your ears contain delicate and complex organs like tiny bones, hairs, and membranes as well as hundreds of very sensitive nerve endings. Our bodies have devised a mechanism to protect our ears from the many potential hazards they face; that mechanism is earwax. Ear wax is the common name for the substance called cerumen, a […]