Why Are Popcorn Ceilings So Terrible?

From Science Insider. Popcorn ceilings have been around for years as the infamous staple in old homes. They were popular between the 1930s and 1990s and were widely used in construction. However, because of potential exposure to asbestos and health risks, the material was heavily regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and eventually…

The Dangerous Chemicals In Your Plastic Packages

From Science Insider. Plastic is everywhere. In grocery receipts, water bottles, and of course, food packaging. And that means that chemicals in plastic like BPA and phthalates are everywhere too. Researchers are concerned that these chemicals can leach into food and get into your body, which might have serious health consequences. Following is a transcript…

What Is A Genetically-Engineered CRISPR Baby?

From Science Insider. A Chinese scientist claims to have created the world’s first genetically-engineered babies. He used CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing technology, to deactivate a gene in their DNA linked to HIV infection. Editing human DNA in this way could save lives, but many researchers fear unintended consequences. Following is a transcript of the video:…

The Dirtiest Place In Your Home Isn’t The Toilet

From Science Insider. Thousands of species of bug, bacteria, and fungus live in your house. Some fungi live in your air conditioner and get blasted throughout the house. One kind of mycobacteria lives in your shower-head and has been found to reduce stress and increase happiness. Tens of thousands of microbe species live in your…

The Dirtiest Places In Your Home

From Science Insider. Thousands of species of bug, bacteria, and fungus live in your house. Some fungi live in your air conditioner and get blasted throughout the house. One kind of mycobacteria lives in your shower-head and has been found to reduce stress and increase happiness. Tens of thousands of microbe species live in your…

The Real Reason You Should Never Eat Raw Cookie Dough

From Science Insider. Although it tastes delicious, eating raw cookie dough really isn’t safe. In 2009, people across the United States suffered from severe food poisoning after eating raw cookie dough. It turned out, the raw flour was contaminated with E coli bacteria. Eating raw cookie dough can also be risky, since the eggs can…

What The Keto Diet Actually Does To Your Body

From Science Insider. The ketogenic diet, or keto, has become a popular way to lose weight. The high-fat, low-carb diet is a drastic change from the diet that the USDA recommends for Americans. It’s also a huge change for your body’s metabolism. And while keto is proven to help you shed the pounds, the diet…

What’s Inside An Elephant Trunk

From Science Insider. Elephant trunks are the most impressive noses in the animal kingdom. Made almost entirely of muscle, elephant trunks can lift hundreds of pounds, suck up gallons of water, and sniff out landmines. But, what’s on the inside of an elephant trunk? —————————————————— #Elephant #Wildlife #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need…

Why It’s OK To Eat A Brown Avocado

From Science Insider. If an avocado is brown on the inside, it might not look pretty and might taste bitter. But, you can still eat guacamole that has browned only on the top layer. Avocado turns brown just like apples do when exposed to the air. It’s actually a chemical reaction called oxidation and not…

Why Lice Are So Hard To Kill

From Science Insider. Lice can be hard to get rid of. In fact, head lice are now resistant to many over-the-counter treatments. Turns out, lice are a problem humans have been itching to fix for over 7 million years. Lice are small, tricky to spot, and can even hold their breath for eight hours, so…