Source: How Stuff Works
Have you ever heard of an adrenaline rush? This article by Josh Clark describes how a rush of adrenaline, brought on by a fearful situation, can give someone “superhuman” strength.
Source: National Public Radio
The United States and South Korea reported their first confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the 2020 novel coronavirus, on the same day. Cases in the U.S. have skyrocketed. How did South Korea deal so effectively with this disaster?
Source: The Atlantic
Explore how the most likely scenarios surrounding the global outbreak of COVID-19 might play out.
Source: The Conversation
A cancer diagnosis was once a death sentence, but researchers have developed a whole toolbox of treatments and preventative measures in recent decades. Learn about one of the most promising approaches to stopping this deadly disease.
Source: BBC News
Have you ever seen an optical illusion? Read this article to explore some amazing optical illusions, and find out what they can reveal about how our brains work.
Source: Live Science
Shubham Banerjee, a 12-year-old student from California, used his Legos to invent an inexpensive Braille printer. He is now making the plans available for free so others can build their own printers.
The fear of spiders, heights, claustrophobia, and the fear of needles are the most common fears we experience. Read about how the fight-or flight-response affects the heart when we’re scared.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
We’ve probably all heard that dogs age the equivalent of seven years for every human year. However, new research has proven that saying wrong. Use the dog age calculator to figure out the age of a furry friend and read up on the intricacies of dog aging.
Source: U.S. News & World Report
The struggle for full equality doesn’t just show up in history books—it’s happening in hospitals every day.
Source: CBC News
This article and video discuss ‘nature deficit disorder’ and the benefits of being in nature on our emotional, physical, and mental health.