It wasn’t too long ago that scientists didn’t even know that many sicknesses were caused by germs. We didn’t have the technology to see them nor the data to show that bacteria and viruses were causing the sickness. And by not too long ago, I mean about a couple hundred years ago.Read More
You can take a personality test to learn a bit about your own nature. When you look in the mirror you can start to learn about your appearance. There countless ways we as humans can analyze ourselves. How about analyzing the genetic sequence that makes us who we are?
Today, we’re going to learn about the amazing science and story behind the Human Genome Project, where scientists across the world came together to sequence all of the DNA in humans.Read More
When thinking about discoveries that have changed the world, most of the time it’s for the better. However, there are some discoveries where you wonder if the world would have been better off without them. One of these is the ability to harness the power of nuclear fission. This gave us the ability to unleash almost unlimited fury and destruction on a global scale with the atomic bomb. Today, were going to learn the interesting story behind what led scientists to figure out how to split atoms along with a bit about how it works.Read More
When you look at nature, there are so many life forms that seem to be almost perfectly adapted to their unique environments. Why is this? Were they just put there or is there some process that made them that way? This week, we are going to talk about the fascinating story and science behind the Theory of Evolution to give us insights into why we are the way we are.Read More
What if we have been lied to this whole time in some grand conspiracy to hide the true shape of the Earth? Taken at face value, some of their arguments do make you think a bit. Today, we’re going to take a deep dive into what Flat Earthers believe to be true, and then the real history and science proving why the earth is round so we can all be a bit more informed.
We almost never notice the beating of our hearts until something goes wrong. Luckily, physicians and scientists developed pacemakers to keep our hearts beating. This is the story and some of the science behind this revolutionary medical device.Read More
What color are your eyes? What color is your hair? How tall are you? Sure, the environment you're brought up in plays a big role, but your DNA is largely responsible for your identity along with all other life.
Today, we're going to learn about the story behind the discovery of DNA along with the story behind it.Read More
All life forms need to get energy from somewhere. That’s a pretty simple concept. For humans, we get our energy from food which is used by the body to carry out all of the various operations going at any given moment. Today, we’re going to learn the fascinating story of how plant breeding emerged as a science to make plants better in every way to feed the world.Read More
I may not know what you spend your spare time doing, but I’m willing to bet that at least some of it involves a television. That's because 97% of homes (in America) have at least one television. In this week's episode, learn about how scientists turned the dream of moving images on a screen into reality.Read More