Tag: Science

How to sequence the human genome – Mark J. Kiel

View full lesson: Your genome, every human’s genome, consists of a unique DNA sequence of A’s, T’s, C’s and G’s that tell your cells how to operate. Thanks to technological advances, scientists are now able to know the sequence of letters that makes up an individual genome relatively quickly and inexpensively. Mark J. Kiel takes […]

Learn Biology: How to Draw a Punnett Square

Check out Bas Rutten’s Liver Shot on MMA Surge: A Punnett square is used to predict the chances of an offspring to have its parents’ traits. These squares are most commonly divided into four parts, with each part equalling a 25% chance of the offspring receiving that set of genes. More complicated squares may have […]

How Does A Gas Nozzle Know When To Shut Off?

If you’ve ever put gas in a car, you’ve probably noticed how the gas pump shuts off when your tank is full. But how does it know to do that? Learn more about the clever mechanism that keeps your gas tank from overflowing in this episode of BrainStuff. Whether the topic is popcorn or particle […]

Learning and Memory: How it Works and When it Fails

(March 9, 2010) Frank Longo, MD, PhD, George and Lucy Becker Professor, discusses the intricacy human mind and how different types of memory and memory loss function. Stanford Mini Med School is a series arranged and directed by Stanford’s School of Medicine, and presented by the Stanford Continuing Studies program. Stanford University: Stanford School of […]

How Does Superman’s Heat Vision Work? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

SURPRISE BECAUSE SCIENCE CHANNEL! Subscribe now and click the shiny notifications bell so you don’t miss out on all things science and pop culture. Watch Kyle Hill in The S.P.A.A.C.E. Program, only on Alpha! Free 30 day trial: Over the years, Superman’s Heat Vision has been many things from literal heat to lasers, but how […]

How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and “hotspots” used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving. TEDTalks is a daily […]