Jul 302014
 
What Is The Speed of Dark

Everyone knows that the speed of light is the fastest speed possible for any physical object. But what about the speed of dark? Darkness is just the absence of light, but as Michael of Vsauce explains, that’s only half of the story. 

 


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Jul 302014
 
Why Do Dogs Smell Each Other’s Butts

Dogs are known in the animal kingdom for their incredibly powerful sense of smell. But if they have such strong noses, why do they always smell each other’s butts? And so close up? The scientists of Reactions explains that when a dog smell another dog’s butt, it is actually performing a chemical investigation. 

 


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Jul 292014
 
How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need

Most busy adults run on very little sleep. But how much sleep do we actually need? And can you ever ‘catch up’ on sleep, say on the weekend or during vacation? The nerds at Asap Science explains that during studies, scientists have found that people have a steady decline in cognitive functions when running on less than eight hours of sleep. Surprise, surprise.  

 


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Jul 242014
 
How Playing An Instrument Helps Your Brain

Scientists have realized that learning to play an instrument is more beneficial than we once thought before. As Anita Collins of TED-Ed explains, playing a musical instrument activates nearly every section of the brain at once. The fine motor skills required to play an instrument use both hemispheres for the brain. So every time you play the piano you are really engaging in a brain work out!

 


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