How Has The Earth’s Core Stayed As Hot As The Sun’s Surface For Billions Of Years?

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The Earth’s structure is divided into four main components: the crust, the mantle, and the inner and outer cores. If you think about it, our planet is a lot like an onion—made up of layers after another. The thin crust is the outermost layer, mostly made of solid rock, basalt, and granite. It’s the surface […]

Here’s Why Some People Are Mosquito Magnets More Than Others

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Mosquitoes are widespread pesky insects that bite you to suck up blood, leaving your skin’s surface with red, itchy bumps. And what’s even more annoying is when they target you more than others. Now you might wonder why these mosquitoes seem to “love” you more than other people.  What if I tell you there’s a […]

Cats Can Recognize Their Owners’ Voices, Study Finds

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If you have a pet cat at home, you’re probably guilty of speaking in a high-pitched voice just to get your cat’s attention. You might even wonder if they ever really recognize you and know you’re talking to them at some point. Well. But what if I tell you that your cat can definitely recognize […]

How Do Sugar And Fat Affect Your Brain?

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Candies, cakes, cookies, donuts, ice cream, and sodas—these foods can be pretty irresistible to us. So many of these make up a large portion of our daily intake. And let’s not forget other fast food or processed food, such as bacon, pizza, hotdogs, burgers, fries, and sandwiches. These foods are common comfort food cravings, which […]

Scientists Achieve Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough For The First Time

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For the first time in human history, scientists have achieved a nuclear-fusion breakthrough in a laboratory setting after 70 years of research. What an unprecedented milestone! On December 13, 2022, they announced that they had reproduced the first-ever nuclear fusion reaction, the phenomenon that powers the Sun or other stars.  But first, what is nuclear […]

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

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If you’ve ever sliced or chopped an onion before, I’m pretty sure you’ve already experienced at some point that sudden feeling of your eyes stinging and tears running down your face. Now you might wonder why cutting one can make you cry.  Well, let me tell you a secret. It comes down to fascinating biochemistry. […]

Is Grass Really Important?

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The Extent of Grasses Grass is a seemingly insignificant organism that is taken for granted and largely ignored. Grasses grow on almost every land surface, from swamps to deserts and from the Polar Regions to the Tropics; in fact, grasses cover one-third of the earth’s land area.  Grasses range in size from the short varieties used […]

Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?

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Consumption of meat, such as beef, pork, and poultry, has always been a big part of most people’s daily lives. And for the past decades, consumption of it has increased dramatically worldwide. As the demand for meat consumption continues to grow globally, so does the need to produce them. However, scientists believe consuming too much […]

Rats Have Rhythm And Can Dance To A Good Beat

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The sound of music has always made people move along to the beat. I’m quite sure you’ve already experienced that urge to dance upon hearing your favorite songs. From tapping, clapping, nodding, bouncing, and bopping, we let our bodies move along with the rhythm.  But aside from humans, some animals are also known to dance […]

What Happens In A Butterfly’s Chrysalis?

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How in the world do those little caterpillars turn into a beautiful butterfly? Exactly what happens in the chrysalis? A butterfly starts as a little egg. Then that egg hatches to be a caterpillar. Then all that caterpillar does is eat and eat and eat for days. Once that caterpillar has eaten and grown enough, […]

Dogs Can Smell When We’re Stressed Out

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Are you having a rough day? Whether it’s a change in routine, homework load, tricky math problems, or deadlines, everyday life can be quite stressful. But what if I tell you dogs or man’s best friend can know when people are stressed? Yes. You read that right! A dog (if you have a pet at […]

Scientists Discover Wax Worm: The Plastic-Eating Larva

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There’s no denying that plastic has been useful and convenient to us, and we’re surrounded by it. It’s in the shopping bags we use for grocery items, the food packaging we discard, and plastic bottles or straws we drink from. However, this innovation came with a massive ecological cost. As a result, the rapid production […]

Saturn’s Rings Could Be From The Remains Of A Destroyed Moon Named Chrysalis

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Saturn is a gas giant or a colossal planet mainly composed of helium (He) and hydrogen (H2). It’s the sixth planet from our Sun and the second-largest planet in the solar system.  Among the planets in our solar system, Saturn is considered the most beautiful. This is because of its thousands of unique, glorious rings […]