A Moment of Science

Sleep Deprivation and Clogged Arteries

Dodany: 17 maja 2019

Not getting enough sleep can eventually clog arteries, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.

The Bizarre Case Of Cotard’s Syndrome

Dodany: 16 maja 2019

When you don’t get a lot of sleep, you sometimes feel like a zombie all day. Some people believe that they are, in fact, the walking dead. Cotard’s Syndrome is a rare condition where patients...

Humans Behave Differently In Virtual Reality

Dodany: 15 maja 2019

There’s a big gap between how we act in virtual reality and how we act in real life, as scientists who did an experiment focused on yawning found out.

Monarch Butterflies In Decline

Dodany: 14 maja 2019

Milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars eat, has been declining due to the use of glyphosate herbicides on agricultural fields.

Identifying Emotions Can Reduce Anger

Dodany: 13 maja 2019

When people are better at differentiating their negative emotions, they're less likely to become aggressive when they feel angry.

The Parrot’s Surprising Evolutionary Past

Dodany: 10 maja 2019

When scientists studied parrot genes involved in brain development, they were surprised to find some unexpected similarities with humans.

Laughing Gas Is Also A Major Greenhouse Gas

Dodany: 9 maja 2019

An international team of scientists in Antarctica have discovered that there was a 30% increase in atmospheric nitrous oxide at the end of the last ice age.

Drunken Monkeys

Dodany: 8 maja 2019

In a 2015 study of Chimpanzees, the animals were observed seeking out and drinking alcohol.

Termites And Drought

Dodany: 7 maja 2019

Termites play an important role in maintaining the delicate ecology of rainforests.

Growing Older And More Trusting

Dodany: 6 maja 2019

A recent study found that people tend to become more trusting with age, and that being more trusting could help to increase overall happiness.

Is Declining Biodiversity Killing The Earth?

Dodany: 3 maja 2019

Different types of human impact such as climate change, land use, pollution and invasive species all interact to influence ecosystems.

Tufted Deer

Dodany: 2 maja 2019

The tufted deer is a somewhat shy species, usually only active around dawn and dusk, hanging out alone or in pairs.

Giant Panda Diets

Dodany: 1 maja 2019

Scientists have found that as recently as 5,000 years ago, giant pandas had a much more diverse diet than they do today.

Humans’ Paradoxical Love Of Coffee

Dodany: 30 kwietnia 2019

In 2018 an international team of researchers reported that people who are more sensitive to the bitter taste of caffeine actually tend to drink more coffee.

The Hypnotic Effect Of White Noise

Dodany: 26 kwietnia 2019

When we’re trying to fall asleep, white noise can create a masking effect that blocks sudden changes in sound.

Warp Bubbles Could Allow Faster-Than-Light Travel

Dodany: 25 kwietnia 2019

If you want to zip around the Milky Way, the speed of light is too slow, since the next closest star to Earth is four-and-a-half light years away.

Spider Milk

Dodany: 24 kwietnia 2019

Some insects and spiders produce a milk-like substance to feed their offspring.

Dracula Ants

Dodany: 22 kwietnia 2019

The Dracula ant moves faster than the cheetah, even if it doesn't run faster.

The Uneven Rise Of The Eastern Seaboard

Dodany: 19 kwietnia 2019

In New York, the sea has risen a foot over the past century, and in Maine, a half foot. How can we explain that difference?

Clever Crows Can Sense Weight

Dodany: 18 kwietnia 2019

In a recent experiment, crows were able to judge the weights of objects simply by watching how they behaved in a breeze.