Intelligence is our greatest gift, yet many of us don’t know how to use it to its full potential. Everyone is more or less intelligent, unless they suffer from an intellectual disability that leads to a significant intelligence deficit. Human intelligence is a very well studied topic. Yet, there are many myths surrounding it. There… Continue reading Science Based Facts About Human Intelligence
This phenomenon, which seems completely illogical, was already observed by Aristotle himself. He noted that some inhabitants of present-day Turkey sprinkled the stakes of their palisades with hot water to safeguard them. Apparently, they did so because that way they froze faster. Francis Bacon and René Descartes also took note of this physics curiosity. Yet,… Continue reading Does Hot Water Really Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?
We will start by explaining the physical phenomenon on which the temperature that something can have depends. When the particles of an object move a lot, they generate heat, and the entity has a higher temperature. When particles move less, there is less heat, and the thing is colder. We can imagine a point where… Continue reading Highest and Lowest Temperature in the Universe?
You surely expect that now we will go about explaining what a tangent is, how human sight works and how we calculate the distance to the horizon. But no. We all know perfectly well that the most distant objects that can be seen with the naked eye have to be in space. In that case,… Continue reading What Is the Farthest Thing That Can Be Seen With the Naked Eye
Well, a team of biomedical engineers from Carnegie Mellon University is bringing us closer to that reality. This heart mimics the structure and elasticity of the real thing. The invention promises advances in the medical field, and future iterations may one day save someone’s life. The First Life-Size Flexible 3D Human Heart Additive manufacturing printers… Continue reading Imagine Having the Ability to Get a 3D Printed Organ
Just the thought of putting something in our mouths that contains mold makes us gag, and rightfully so, because our bodies have developed mechanisms to keep us from eating foods that can be dangerous to our health, and mold can be that. What happens if we accidentally bite into something with mold or eat part… Continue reading Can you get sick from eating moldy cheese?
Nature is full of chemical compounds that could kill us in the blink of an eye. And it gets worse when humans create new ones. These are the most dangerous chemicals you can encounter: Chlorine Trifluoride (ClF3) This compound was studied by the Nazis under the name “Substance N”. The Nazis initially used to literally… Continue reading Five Most Dangerous Substances in the World
When it comes to bees, many people think of the honey bee and maybe also the bumblebee. According to scientists, there are more species of bees than birds and mammals combined. Researchers from China, the USA and Singapore have now created the first map showing all bee species worldwide. The map was published on November… Continue reading Researchers Created the First Map of Bee Species Around the World
Phytonutrients is a term from the science of nutrition. As you can see from its shape, phytonutrients are nutrients that are found in plants. The phytonutrients have many different functions. Above all, they protect plants from bad environmental conditions and pests. Outside plants (for example, in the body of a person who eats vegetables), these… Continue reading 5 Important Questions About Phytonutrients and Their Benefits
When the first pandoravirus was described a few years ago, scientists were clear that they were dealing with something unprecedented. Pandoraviruses are part of the family of giant viruses and can be up to 10 times larger than a common virus, even measuring as much or more than other small bacteria. In addition, they have… Continue reading What are pandoraviruses and why some scientists doubt they are actually viruses