How Giving Birth Changes Your Brain

From Science Insider. Giving birth changes a mother’s brain in many different ways. When she first sees her newborn, core regions of her brain’s reward network kick in, giving her an instant connection. Father’s also experience changes in their brain when they spend quality time with their babies. MORE HEALTH SCIENCE CONTENT: The Bugs That…

Fire Expert Explains Why Old Buildings Like Notre Dame Burn So Easily

From Science Insider. The Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of many historic buildings that have caught fire in recent history. A fire expert explains what these old structures tend to have in common, including plenty of fuel, few fire walls, and insufficient fire suppression systems. —————————————————— #NotreDame #Paris #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need…

How Dogs Sniff Out Seizures

From Science Insider. Dogs can detect epileptic seizures up to 45 minutes before they occur. But we didn’t know how until recently, when French researchers teamed up with Medical Mutts, a U.S. based organization that trains seizure alert dogs. In a study published last week in Scientific Reports, the researchers reveal that dogs can detect…

Why Frog Tongues Are Amazing

From Science Insider. A frog’s tongue can catch flies faster than you can blink. It shoots out of its mouth colliding with the fly, covering it in some of the stickiest spit on Earth. That mucus is so strong, the frog can lift 1.4 times its body weight, the equivalent of a human lifting up…

You Can Light These Frozen Lakes On Fire

From Science Insider. Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing and melting because of warming temperatures. This is forming new lakes that are bubbling with methane. The methane is flammable, but also getting into the atmosphere where it can contribute to more warming of global temperatures. MORE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CONTENT: What’s At The Bottom Of The…

What Happens If You Stop Washing Your Hair For A Year

From Science Insider. What happens when you stop shampooing your hair? Well, your scalp might itch and smell, but in the long run it might lead to healthier and more manageable hair. People who have sworn off conventional shampoo are part of the “No Poo” movement. MORE HEALTH SCIENCE CONTENT: What Happens To Your Body…

Wearing Tighty-Whities Really Can Lower Your Sperm Count

From Science Insider. According to experts, wearing tight underwear like briefs creates a temperature increase that prevents sperm from growing and developing properly. A recent Harvard study found that men who wore looser underwear, like boxers or boxer-briefs, had about 25% more sperm in their collected samples. Researchers believe that tight underwear could jeopardize the…

Why Humans Can’t Regrow Teeth

From Science Insider. Humans can’t grow new teeth. But we’re not alone. Most mammals can’t. But many reptiles and fish can grow hundreds, or even thousands of new teeth in a lifetime. The reason has to do with how reptiles and mammals evolved differently over 300 million years ago. Following is a transcript of the…

How Humans Will Live Forever

From Science Insider. Death has no cure. But thanks to scientific breakthroughs, from anti-aging drugs and 3D printing to artificial intelligence and cryonics, we’re closer than ever to finding one. Studies have shown that new drugs like rapamycin can increase the lifespan of mice by up to 60%. And they will likely have a similar…

What Happens To Your Body During An Ultramarathon

From Science Insider. Ultramarathons are races ranging from 50 to 4,345 km. During races, the most common problems for runners are nausea and vomiting. Some runners may get blurry vision. Sleepiness and hallucinations are problems in longer races lasting more than 24 hours. Following is a transcript of the video: Ultramarathons are a growing sport…