How to protect your skin and prevent skin cancer

I was watching a YouTube video the other day about skin cancer and I had a true revelation: every time we get exposed to the sun without protection, we increase the risk of developing skin cancer. If it’s detected early, the skin cancer can be easily treated, but most people fail to recognize the signs …

Bill Gates is financing the development of the next generation condoms

They say that the richest man in the world is not the man who has all the money but the man who has all the friends. In this case, Bill Gates has both, since he regained the crown of the richest man of 2014 but he also gained a lot of friends all over the …

Science explains why some people are mosquito magnets

There are many positive aspects about summer but the burst of mosquitoes is definitively not one of them, especially in areas around the globe where malaria, yellow fever, and filariasis are transmitted by those small biters. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed this in your group of friends, but there are some people who seem …

A young man invented a synthetic food product that can replace food

Back in 2012, Rob Rhinehart was just a young man living in a small apartment, trying to find his path in the city of San Francisco. At the time, he was part of a team working on the development of a bold software, hence they didn’t had neither the time nor the money to feed …

Live organ regeneration possible for the first time ever

Let’s face it, getting older has its advantages like getting wiser, maybe getting richer and having a family of your own, but I hate the fact that our bodies start to fail on us, organ by organ. When I was young, I remember watching Sci-Fi movies and being amazed by how people where “fixed” in …

Talon 2.0: A father Creates a Prosthetic Hand for His Son

Here comes another news about 3D printing! This week, we have to honor the work of a man named Peter Binkley, a public school teacher. For the love of his son, Peregrine Hawthorn, Peter embarked on a journey to design a prosthetic hand from scratch. They say the love of a parent knows no limit …

The biodegradable chip that monitors the human vital signs before disintegrating

Scientists at the University of Illinois have managed to create a biodegradable battery that can be used in the medical field; if its used with the proper chip, it will send important information about the human body before disintegrating. This special battery is made of magnesium foil, iron catodes, molybdenum and tungsten and it has …

The science of a first kiss

Boys and girls, I’m going to start with the obvious truth: I plan to write a short article about the science of first kiss just because I wanted you to see the heartbreaking video at the end of this post. So, what happens when you kiss someone else for the firs time? Science tells us …

Scientists discovered how human memory works

According to the findings of a team of scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago, human memory rewrites the events in order to create a story that fits better with the current world in which man operates. The human memory is not perfect when we talk about recording and storing events, and it often plays tricks …

Scientists claim to have discovered a method to predict life expectancy

A team of scientists from China was able to predict the life expectancy of a particular animal species using a method that one day may be applied in humans. According to the study, the secret of one’s lifespan lies in the study of mitochondrial activity, the “power plants” of the cell. According to geneticists at …