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  • How Do Pain Relievers Work?

    How Do Pain Relievers Work?

    Via TED Ed : Some people take aspirin or ibuprofen to treat everyday aches and pains, but how exactly do the different classes of pain relievers work? Learn about the basic physiology of how humans experience pain, and the mechanics of the medicines we’ve invented to block or circumvent that discomfort. Watch the video to find out how do pain relievers work?

  • New “Bat Frog” Found in Amazon

    New “Bat Frog” Found in Amazon

    Via National Geographic : Holy Batfrog! Scientists have discovered a new tree frog species with a shrill, batlike call in the Brazilian Amazon. “As soon as I heard its call, I knew it was a new species. I had never heard anything like it,” said Pedro Peloso, one of the frog’s discoverers and a postdoctoral fellow at Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Brazil. Peloso and colleagues found the 0.75-inch (19.4-millimeter) amphibian in 2009 as part of a […]

  • How do you choose the best course for you and the right university? Illustration: A. Richard Allen

    Students’ 20 top tips for picking a course

    Via The Guardian : As the Guardian publishes its university guide 2014, Lucy Tobin asks students for their handy hints on picking a course. 1 Visit, visit, visit Olabisi Obamakin, 21, is studying biomedical sciences at St George’s, University of London “The advice I would give would be to go to the open days and ask plenty of questions about university life, the course and support services. Chat to students for some honest first-hand experience of […]

  • Making Ideas Real

    Making Ideas Real

    Via YouTube : We often think that a great new idea will speak for itself — that people will automatically see that it is awesome. But that’s often untrue. There are two other crucial components needed before an idea can truly change the world.

  • According to Business Insider, eight-year-old Evan earns more than $1.3m from his YouTube channels

    Children Toy Review Videos on YouTube

    Via Daily Mail : A group of young YouTubers is revolutionizing the toy industry and raking in millions of dollars in profits in the process. According to industry experts, at a time when toy sales have hit a long-term period of stagnation – profits have remained at $22 billion for a number of years – children who review the latest and greatest creations on YouTube are wielding increasing influence over the industry, thanks to their incredible […]

  • Plants make their own sunscreen

    Plants make their own sunscreen

    Via Science Alert : A new study has revealed how plants protect themselves from getting sunburnt – by producing special molecules that block harmful ultraviolet rays. Plants spend their whole day sunbathing, and while they need sunlight for photosynthesis, overexposure to the Sun’s rays can cause serious damage to their DNA that can disrupt their development. So how do they protect their luscious leaves and shoots from burning to a crisp? A new study has […]

  • Sharks are Older than Trees

    Sharks are Older than Trees

    Via Smithsonian : Fun fact of the day: Sharks are older than trees. The earliest species that we could classify as “tree,” the now-extinct Archaeopteris, lived around 350 million years ago, in forests where the Sahara desert is now. But Sharks? They laugh at trees. They’ve been around for 400 million years, skirting four global mass extinctions along the way. But whether they’ll survive the current shark-ocaust driven by our own species’ penchant for expensive […]