Jessica Dadio

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Ever wondered how your cells work? They’re like tiny factories.

Your body works thanks to cells — trillions of them — doing their jobs. Some make chemicals to fight infection. Others make tears to protect your eyes. Still others make proteins to help you grow.<p>You might ask how this happens. To understand, think of cells as microscopic factories.<p>Factories …

2CELLOS Perform "May It Be" From THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Are Sleep Apps Junk Science? Here's What Doctors Think

We tested five apps for months. Here's what doctors said.<p>Every night before going to bed, I brush my teeth, crawl under my blankets, and turn on five …

This is what it looks like as a woman's organs shift inside her during pregnancy

During the approximately 40 weeks of pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes some significant changes.<p>As the fetus grows, it occupies more and more space …

GIF Animations

Watch alien planets dance from across the gulf of space

0The nearby star HR 8799 has a planetary system of at least four worlds ... and we've been observing them so long we can actually see their orbital …

Using Astronomy To Fight Urban Blight

In a partnership with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore is borrowing a trick from stargazers to predict housing abandonment.<p>Almost 17,000 houses sit boarded-up and vacant throughout Baltimore. These are the ones deemed officially unlivable by the city, some with rooftops or walls missing. But …

Scientists have developed a genius new way to soak up oil spills

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have invented a sponge that soaks up oil with ease and could revolutionize the way we clean up oil spills. For more information, contact partners@anl.gov.<p><i>Video courtesy of Argonne National Lab.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Scientists Have a New Explanation For How Life Could Have Evolved on Earth

Metabolism came before RNA.<p>Evolution is full of chicken-and-egg scenarios, but one of the trickiest to solve is whether life existed before there was …

Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations, and experiences; tables and …

'Physics-Defying' Gravity Hills Are One of The Strangest Natural Phenomena We've Seen

Where cars drift uphill.<p>Scattered across the world are a number of bewildering 'mystery spots' that appear to defy gravity - places where cars seem …

Physics

Physicists extend quantum machine learning to infinite dimensions

Physicists have developed a quantum machine learning algorithm that can handle infinite dimensions—that is, it works with continuous variables (which …

7 Menstrual Apps That’ll Make Tracking Your Period a Breeze

Let’s be honest: Getting a surprise visit from Aunt Flow is the *absolute* worst. But even though we know that tracking our cycle is essential, we’re more than a little fed up with manually crunching the numbers in our paper planner to determine when we have to stock up on tampons and cranberry …

Apps

The island of lost explorers

On Canada’s bleak Beechey Island are the remains of four men who died in the 19th Century. They weren’t famous in life – but their deaths sparked 165 years of searching for answers.<p>Through icy rain and mist, I could just make out the headstones of the graves on the bleak shores of Beechey Island. …

Archaeology

Teenager invents phone charger that uses power from your body

A new gadget means smartphones can now be charged using the power of the human body.<p>HandEnergy allows users to charge the battery on their phone …

Clean Energy

Scientists just found 15 ways Alberta's oilsands sector can alter oceans

When Stephanie Green and a team of seven other scientists first began their latest research study more than two years ago in Vancouver, she said they …