Why Your Elbow Hurts When You Bump It The Wrong Way

From Science Insider. Everyone knows that painful sensation when the “funny bone” in your elbow is bumped. It turns out, that pinching and numbing sensation have nothing to do with the bone. —————————————————— #Elbow #FunnyBone Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Subscribe to our…

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Suck?

From Science Insider. Every year, 5 million Americans have their wisdom teeth removed. These pesky molars can cause infections tooth decay, and even tumors. The problem? Wisdom teeth often can’t fit in our mouths. But that wasn’t always the case. Early human ancestors used these teeth to grind up tough, uncooked food. —————————————————— #WisdomTeeth #ToothDecay…

What Happens To Fish During A Hurricane

From Science Insider. Hurricanes can be just as deadly for marine life, sometimes stranding them on land or far out at sea. But sometimes marine life benefits or even thrives after these extreme weather events. —————————————————— #Hurricane #MarineLife Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more.…

Why Hurricanes Hardly Ever Hit Europe

From Science Insider. Hurricane season can be a frightening time for people on and near the east coast of the United States. But in Europe, it’s a different story. Europe rarely ever sees full-on hurricanes reach its shores. But that may not always be the case. —————————————————— #Hurricanes #Europe Science Insider tells you all you…

7 ‘Healthy Habits’ You’re Better Off Giving Up

From Science Insider. You may have heard them from somewhere along the way or just assume them as common sense. However, some popular practices considered as “healthy habits” are simply false or based on flimsy evidence. —————————————————— #HealthyHabitMyths Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more.…

Can You Actually Be Double-Jointed?

From Science Insider. Can you bend your arms behind your back, click your wrist or touch your thumb to your forearm? Most people describe someone with these talents as being “double-jointed,” but that’s not an accurate representation. Here’s a look at what’s really going on with your friends who are unusually flexible. —————————————————— #DoubleJointed #Flexibility…

If Blood Is Red, Why Are Your Veins Blue?

From Science Insider. If our blood is red, then why do our veins look blue? Skin scatters more blue light than red. The effect is amplified even more by an optical illusion. Skin around the vein looks more red than the vein itself. —————————————————— #RedBlood #BlueVeins Science Insider tells you all you need to know…

Monstrous Creatures Living In The Ocean’s Abyss

From Science Insider. An international team of scientists have finally explored where no other human has gone before — into the ocean abyss off Australia’s eastern coast. The month-long expedition was sponsored by Museums Victoria and a government research organization, and it did not disappoint. The scientists discovered monstrous creatures in the depths, 2.5 miles…

What If The Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Explodes In Space

From Science Insider. During the Cold War, the US government launched a 1.4 megaton bomb into space. Starfish Prime, as the test was called, was the highest-altitude nuclear test in history. But what would happen if we tried the same experiment with a 50 megaton bomb, like the record-setting Tsar Bomba? —————————————————— #Space #NuclearBomb Science…

Why We Eat Oysters Alive

From Science Insider. Raw oysters are either still alive – or freshly killed – when you eat them. Most people think keeping them alive longer makes them safer to eat, but that’s not the full story. —————————————————— #WhyWeEatOystersAlive Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more.…

Why Babies Can’t Drink Water

From Science Insider. While drinking ample amount of water is generally good health practice for adults, it can be deadly for newborn babies. It turns out, just a few ounces of water can be too much for an infant to handle, resulting in water intoxication that can even be fatal. —————————————————— #WhyBabiesCantDrinkWater Science Insider tells…

Award-Winning Footage Of The Microsopic World Around Us

From Science Insider. This year’s Nikon Small World Motion Photomicrography Competition has given us a fascinating glimpse into the realm of the extremely tiny. Watch a flea giving birth and a zebrafish embryo developing its complex nervous system. And that’s just the start. Learn more about this year’s submissions: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/09/27/1577365/0/en/Developing-Sensory-Nervous-System-of-a-Zebrafish-Wins-2018-Nikon-Small-World-in-Motion-Competition.html Check out the gallery page:…

What Activated Charcoal Actually Does To Your Body

From Science Insider. Activated charcoal is having a moment in food, beauty, and supplement industries right now. But how does it work? And is it even good for you? —————————————————— Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at:…

Why Goats Have Strange Eyes

From Science Insider. Just admit it, goat eyes look a bit unusual! They’re flatter and more elongated than ours and that actually might be a key towards their survival. A study out of the University of California, Berkeley looked at many different animal eyeballs and discovered a fascinating trend. Science Insider tells you all you…