Good morning science fans! How’d you sleep last night? While a good night of sleep can do wonders for your mental and physical health, the opposite of that, being sleep deprived, has some serious consequences. Scientists have been putting together a lot of information over the years on a big question for us humans: What happens when you don’t get enough sleep?
For scientists, the scope of discovery can range anywhere from the totally straightforward to the totally weird. And if we're exploring the world of the weird, one animal seems to come up quite a bit, the duck-billed platypus. A recent study from the land down under has medical researchers asking a pretty big question - can the platypus help save lives?'
Ah yes, Valentine's Day...when love is in the air. Well, love is not the only thing in the air. Scientists have been studying the amount of heat trapping gases in the air and asking how this will impact the production of a very special Valentine''s Day item, chocolate! Let''s dig into this sweet topic for today''s big question: How does climate change impact chocolate?'
Training Norway rats to play basketball is pretty hard. But what might be more difficult is deciding what to name the seven new rat basketball trainees at the Science Museum of Virginia!
One of the ingredients of humanity is bipedalism or the ability to walk upright on two appendages. For some time now, scientists have been exploring Africa looking for our most ancient ancestors to further the story of human evolution. However, a new discovery is questioning our slow bipedal evolution and raising a huge question: Did upright walking hominids come from Africa?