Daily Strange: Cooties

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

        Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin (photo credit:topit) Cooties, the real deal. According to a new report in the journal, “Microbiome,” a 10-second “intimate kiss” can transfer a monstrous 80,000,000 bacteria from the mouth of one to another. Dutch researchers rounded up 21 couples (all in the age range of 17-45) that just so happened
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Daily Strange: Why does scratching an itch make it so much worse?

Nov 13th, 2014 | By
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Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin It feels so ridiculously good to scratch those bothersome itches, until shortly after your moment of euphoria ends and thus begins the insanely intense itch that drives you completely out of your mind. Well, have you ever wondered why that is? It’s true that scratching the itch gives way to
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Daily Strange: Could sex for reproduction go out of style?

Nov 13th, 2014 | By
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Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin According to an Australian fertility specialist, in-vitro fertilization may soon be a far more reliable option for the population to reproduce than old-fashioned intercourse. Soon to come breakthroughs in IVF (at the moment a last ditch effort for infertile individuals) may drastically upgrade the effectiveness than the traditional approach. This
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Daily Strange: The Stupid Virus

Nov 13th, 2014 | By
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Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin There is a virus in existence that infects the human brain and over time actually decreases cognitive ability, according to scientists in the US. The algae virus, which before now has never been observed in healthy people, was found to affect mental function. This includes visual processing and spatial awareness.
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Daily Strange: New Yorkers Take A Bite

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
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Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin Did you know that for every shark bite in the world, 25 people are bitten by a New Yorker? I’m not stating that sharks are harmless. They can be territorial and aggressive creatures and accidents do happen; just not as often as one might think. People have become very comfortable
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Daily Strange: Mantis Shrimp Inspired Cancer Camera

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
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Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Inspired by the Mantis shrimp ability to see cancer, scientists have created a camera the can do the same. Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia have recently discovered that the mantis shrimp has a ridiculously incredible ability—these sea creatures are able to detect a variety of cancers inside the
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Dailey Strange: Edible Water Bottles

Oct 15th, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin   The world is full of excess plastic waste, but with a simple culinary technique called spherification, this may all change. This process creates liquid with a soft membrane you may also eat! A design student, Rodgrigo Garcia Gonzalez, made a name for himself with his latest idea—the “Ooho” which is
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Daily Strange: Cosmic Year

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By
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Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin The planets in our solar system orbit around the sun. Each orbit for earth is one year. This you all know. Whilst this is all going on, our entire solar system orbits the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Our sun and the solar system move around 800 thousand kilometers per
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Daily Strange: Strange New Brain Cell

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin A strange new shape of brain cell leaves neuroscientists baffled at what the function of these neurons might be. It is true that neurons come in various shapes and sizes; however, they follow a very basic blueprint. The structure consists of a cell body that has protruding gangling appendages called dendrites
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Daily Strange: Where exactly does that old book smell come from?

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Old books are known to bear a glorious smell within their pages. It truly makes any book nerd weak at the knees. During an interview with The Telegraph, Matija Strlic described that beautiful smell as “A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over
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