You might not want to mix these 5 things with birth control

Many forms of birth control are hormone-based--but not everything mixes well with those hormones. This week on Reactions, learn about some common products that could...

Scientists create artificial ‘chameleon skin’ powered by nanomachines

Researchers have developed artificial 'chameleon skin' that changes color when exposed to light and could be used in applications such as active camouflage and...

Physicists create world’s smallest engine

The engine is approximately ten billion times smaller than that of a car, and could one day help recycle waste heat and thus improve...

Scientists discover another giant planet in the Beta Pictoris system

Astronomers have discovered a second giant planet in orbit around β Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close...

Scientists create a heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronics

The heatshields would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact. Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops and other...

New finding could change the way industry uses nickel

A surprising discovery has found that nickel not only corrodes, but does so in a way that scientists least expected. Nickel is one of the...

Crocodile smiles hold the secret to regrowing teeth

Unlike people, crocodiles do not clean their teeth to slow down wear and tear. Instead, they get rid of them and replace them with new...

Scientists discover powerful way to overcome antibiotic resistance

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are a major cause of serious infections that often persist despite antibiotic treatment. In a new study, researchers have discovered a way...

Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive planet

Jupiter's core may still be reeling from collision 4.5 billion years ago. A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early...

Scientists rewire damaged hearts with nanotube fibers

Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep...

This novel detector could help with early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

In a new study, researchers have developed a high-sensitivity detector that could help aid early Alzheimer's diagnosis. The research was conducted by a team from...

NASCAR may be the fastest way to learn about physics

There’s just something thrilling about traveling at high speeds. Throughout history, people have always pushed themselves to go faster, whether on foot, on horseback, on...

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Scientists find people with blue eyes have one common ancestor

In a study, researchers found that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. The study was conducted by a team at the University...
Why you may want to stop using plastic water bottles

Why you may want to stop using plastic water bottles

A recent study has found that exposure to bisphenol-A or BPA can worsen symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease or IBD. BPA exists in polycarbonate plastics...
This metal may harm the brain, lead to Parkinson’s disease

This metal may harm the brain, lead to Parkinson’s disease

Excessive exposure to the metal manganese is linked to Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study from Iowa State University. Researchers found that too much...
Scientists find new source of rare earth elements

Scientists find new source of rare earth elements

In a new study, researchers found a potential new source of rare earth elements like neodymium and dysprosium. The new source is phosphate rock waste. The...

Top 5 strangest poisons that can kill you

There are some crazy poisons in this world of ours, and they're often found in things you'd least expect. In this week's episode of Reactions,...