How Bionic Plants Will Change Everything!

Robots seem to be becoming more and more popular, as they make our lives easier and more efficient. Robots surrounded by organic material have made their way into pop culture with movies like Robocop. What would happen if we made a bionic plant? Trace reports on some new research showing how these genetically engineered plants will change the world!

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Has NASA Predicted The End of Civilization?

A recent NASA-backed study predicted that civilization is on the verge of collapse! We hear doomsday theories like this all the time, so should we be taking this one seriously? Laci is joined by Dr. Ian O’Neill, Discovery News’ resident solar physicist and doomsday specialist, to discuss why this prediction any different than others.

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Vaccines Do NOT Cause Autism! What Does?

Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory! Even if you don’t believe one, it can still be interesting to learn about. However, sometimes it can lead to some harmful misinformation. Join Trace as he talks about conspiracy theories in the medical world and why they can be harmful for adults and children.

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Why Smart People Are More Trusting

Trust is a vital part of everyday life. If you can’t trust anyone, than your life can be lonely. But, if you trust too many people, it’s easy to be betrayed or let down. Laci hangs out to discuss the surprising link between one’s level of intelligence and their willingness to trust others.

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Why The 5 Second Rule MIGHT Be True

The five second rule is the common belief that if you drop a piece of food on the floor, and you pick it up within 5 seconds, the food is still safe to eat. Is this accurate, or just a myth? Laci and Trace take a look at the interaction of harmful bacteria and the food to determine whether or not it’s safe to eat.

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Why Do We Get Blackout Drunk?

If you’ve ever drunk too much, you might’ve experienced the phenomenon of “blacking out.” Why does this happen? Trace is here to explain what occurs in the brain once you’ve consumed a large amount of alcohol.

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How Do We See Things From Space?

NASA recently announced that they will be using satellites to help find the missing Malaysian Airline Flight 370. How can these satellites see objects clearly despite being incredibly far away? Trace is here to explain.

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Can You Have A Brain Orgasm?

There’s a weird phenomenon here on YouTube called ASMR. Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response creates a tingly and calming sensation, and no one knows why! Laci takes a look at a recent study to shed some light on the mystery behind these videos.

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Screening Room - Is Eating Sushi Irresponsible?

Sushi might’ve originated a simple food sold by Japanese street venders, but it is now enjoyed across the globe. This however comes at a cost. Anthony took time to watch the documentary “Sushi: The Global Catch” and tells you why your love for sushi is becoming a serious problem.

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5 Illegal Drugs With Medicinal Benefits

There are good reasons why certain drugs have been made illegal, but could some of these drugs have potential medicinal benefits? Cristen Conger from Stuff Mom Never Told You joins DNews to discuss how drugs like LSD and ecstasy might be able to help aid various mental and physical disorders.

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Is Tau Better Than Pi?

Is there anything better than pi? Tara joins Trace to discuss whether or not tau is better than pi.

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Do Animals Like Music?

Listening to music is a great way to relax and unwind, or stay focused at work and school. In fact, certain animals enjoy listening to music too. Trace discusses why animals like music, and also how listening to a certain genre might just cause cows to produce more milk!

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3 Weird Frog Discoveries!

Frogs can vary in size, shape, and color. These fascinating creatures are also extremely important to the biosphere of our planet! From birthing offspring in their stomach to finding a frog smaller than a dime, join Trace as he discusses three recent weird frog discoveries!

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Cat Bombs and Other Terrible Weapon Ideas

War is a very dark and awful time in this world. Sometimes though, it helps to sit back and laugh at some of the dumb weapons that were actually invented and used in warfare. Trace and Anthony break down a few of the weirdest weapons that have been created in the history of war.

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Are We Doing Too Much Homework?

Homework can be a pain during your teenage years. Some teachers give too much, and others give too little. Laci and Trace did some research of their own to find out if doing homework actually helps the learning process.

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