Sheena Clark

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Why You're Clapping: The Science Of Applause

What makes us clap more for some performances than others? You'd think it's obvious: The better the show, the more applause. Think again. Guest host Linda Wertheimer explores how and why applause builds.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>We've all been to concerts and performances that bring us to …

How Slot Machine Sounds Trick Your Brain

Nice music doesn't always mean a real win.<p>When you win a bet on a slot machine, the machine rewards you with a celebratory noise: that electronic string of notes saying, <i>You're a winner! Here is, like, 30 cents, probably.</i> If you <i>lose</i> the bet, there's usually not a noise.<p>But here's the twist: modern …

Binge-Drinking Impairs Brain: New Study

Binge-drinkers have to work harder to perform random tasks, says a new study.<p>Researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain …

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

In high school science classes, students are encouraged to memorize the first 20 elements of the periodic table. There are other methods employed at …

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Science Confirms The Obvious: Smoking Pot Makes You Less Motivated

The brains of habitual cannabis users have trouble synthesizing dopamine, according to a small study.<p>Does smoking a joint make you feel a little bit lazy? According to new research, when your "Reefer Madness" turns into "Reefer Can't-get-off-the-couch," it could be because the cannabis is …

Never Mind 'Don't Pick Your Nose' -- Boogers May Be Good for You

If you catch a child with a finger up his nose, you probably discourage it. But could the "nasty" habit of nose-picking -- and eating it -- be more sanitary and even health-beneficial than we've been taught?<p>A biochemist from the University of Saskatchewan has theorized that nasal mucus -- commonly …

The Best Way to Avoid Getting Sick

“Washing our hands and avoiding hand-to-face contact are equally important in preventing any infectious disease,” says Stephen Dahmer, MD, a physician affiliated with the Continuum Center for Health and Healing. “But we’re not washing our hands often enough, and most people don’t do it correctly.” …

Sick Person's Germs Spread To Half Of Commonly Touched Office Surfaces, Study Finds

If you thought you could avoid your sick coworkers' germs by just covering your nose and mouth when they sneeze, we have some bad news to deliver -- you probably won't be able to escape their germs because they get EVERYWHERE.<p>New yet-to-be-published research conducted by scientists at the …

Soaps and Hand Sanitizers: What Works Best Against Germs?

In this season of the flu and other bugs like the norovirus, people are constantly told that the best and first lines of defense are hand sanitizers …

Strep Throat: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Strep throat, characterized by a sore throat and fever, is a contagious infection caused by group A <i>Streptococcus</i> bacteria (<i>Streptococcus pyogenes).</i> …

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4 Signs It’s Time to Toss Your Toothbrush

Unless you like sticking something infested with germs in your mouth, that is<p>If you throw your toothbrush in the trash every time you get sick, it may be unnecessary: Toothbrushes you use while you have strep or a sore throat don’t continue to harbor the germs you had while sick, according to a new …

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Germs: How Freaked Out Should You Be?

It seems like every day we are bombarded with <b>a new report about just how dirty, gross, and germ-covered everything we touch is</b>. Your iPhone is …

Best Science Apps for Middle School and Upper Elementary School Kids

Today’s <b>Best Educational Apps for Kids</b> list is <b>Best Science apps</b> for <b>middle school and upper elementary kids (Age 10 to 15)</b>. I did not include those …

Kids Circuit Building with Playdough • B-Inspired Mama

Fun Kids Circuit Experimentation<p>Who knew kids circuit building could be done with playdough? Susan of Stories and Children shares how to make …

Mindfulness can increase wellbeing and reduce stress in school children

Mindfulness -- a mental training that develops sustained attention that can change the ways people think, act and feel -- could reduce symptoms of …

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KidScience - The app that brings science experiments to your fingertips.

Welcome! We are currently looking for a sponsor to help update our app. We hope to be back in the AppStore soon.<p>Interested in sponsoring KidScience? …

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Science Ticker<p>A hellishly unprecedented scene — what anthropologists suspect is the largest known child sacrifice — has been unearthed on a bluff …

You Only Need an Idea and Imagination: Why Kids Should Do Science Research

"Well, the sky just, like, hugs the plane and picks it up and it goes in the air and that's how it flies. Like a spaceship," said one particularly …

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Silver 'boost to antibiotic success'

<b>Adding silver to antibiotics makes them 10 to 1,000 times more effective at fighting infections, research suggests.</b><p>Silver has been used as an antimicrobial for centuries, but little has been known about how it works.<p>The new research suggests adding it to existing antibiotics could counteract the …

Children given antibiotics in first year 'more likely to develop eczema'

Children who receive antibiotics in the first year of their lives are as much as 40% more likely to go on to develop eczema, according to a new study …