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…

Is Eating Boogers Actually Unhealthy?

From Science Insider. Over 90% of adults pick their nose. And afterward, many people eat those boogers. But it turns out, that can be unhealthy and dangerous. Boogers trap invading viruses and bacteria before than can enter your body. So eating those boogers might expose your system to these pathogens. Following is a transcript of…

Why Your Clothes Shrink When You Wash Or Dry Them

From Science Insider. If you have ever done laundry in your lifetime, you may have noticed that your clothes sometimes shrunk after washing and/or drying, but you might not know why this happens. Check out the factors that cause clothes shrinkage, whether it be fabric type or water temperature, and how to prevent it. ——————————————————…

What Would Happen If Earth Had Two Moons

From Science Insider. If Earth had two moons, it would be a catastrophe. An extra moon would add an extra gravitational pull, leading to larger tides and wiping out major cities like New York and Singapore. And millions of years later, the moons would collide, sending chunks crashing to the planet. —————————————————— #Earth #Moon #ScienceInsider…

5 Uses For Baking Soda Besides Cooking

From Science Insider. Baking soda can be so much more than an ingredient for cooking or baking. You can use it as a deodorant, cleaning paste for rusty metal, heartburn relief, and more. —————————————————— #BakingSoda #Cooking #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Subscribe…

How Much Taller Humans Have Grown Over 100 Years

From Science Insider. Humans have grown dramatically taller over recent years as a result of genetics, nutritional improvements, better sanitation, and more. Check out the countries where people have grown the most in the past 100 years. —————————————————— #Evolution #Genetics #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech,…

How Women Changed The Way Men Behave Today

From Science Insider. Richard Prum, the author of “The Evolution of Beauty,” explains how who a female chooses to mate with can change the common traits that men show. Over time, women can change the evolutionary definition of maleness. —————————————————— #Evolution #Humans #ScienceInsider Following is a transcript of the video: I’m Richard Prum. I’m the…

What Too Much Flavored Water Does To Your Teeth

From Science Insider. If you’re a fan of drinking flavored water, you might want to make sure you’re drinking it in moderation. It’s a common notion that flavored water is healthy, but due to acids in the drink, you could be damaging your tooth enamel beyond repair. —————————————————— #Water #Teeth #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you…

How Much Exercise It Takes To Slow The Effects Of Aging

From Science Insider. If you want your body to stay young, you might want to exercise more. Scientists recently found that only people who exercise the most actually benefit at a cellular level and actually slow down the aging process. —————————————————— #Exercise #Aging #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science:…

Why The Heimlich Is Not The Best Way To Save A Choking Victim

From Science Insider. Many people believe the “Heimlich maneuver” is the only viable option to help save a choking victim. Turns out, that’s not really the case. Here’s what you should actually do if someone starts choking. —————————————————— #Choking #Heimlich #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech,…

What Different Dog Barks Mean

From Science Insider. Dogs are always barking, which means dogs are always taking, but did you know different kinds of barks mean different things? Here’s how to tell if there’s a burglar outside, if it’s bathroom time, or if these pups are just feeling extra playful. —————————————————— #Dogs #Bark #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all…

What TV Shows Get Wrong About CPR

From Science Insider. Medical TV shows are entertaining and dramatic, but many don’t show accurate survival rates from CPR. Some TV shows are overestimating CPR survival by more than twice real-life CPR survival rates. —————————————————— #CPR #Health #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more.…