Why do we have earwax?

I know you’ve all done it! You’ve either stuck a finger in your ear or a q-tip and taking a good hard look at your earwax. And while I don’t condone those activities, I completely understand why because earwax might just be the strangest and most unique substance our bodies make. Earwax, or doctors and…

Why shouldn’t you sniff glue?

Back in the 1990s, two workers were discovered lying comatose at the bottom of an empty pool. They were rushed to the hospital and later made a full recovery, but they couldn’t remember anything about how they’d gotten there or what they were doing. For a while, they couldn’t even talk. Investigators later figured out…

Is peeing in pool dangerous?

If you’ve ever been a competitive swimmer – or, just spent a lot of time at the pool – you might have urinated in the water once or twice. Or maybe a lot. According to interviews, Olympic swimmers pee in the pool all the time. Even though it sounds disgusting, a lot of people say urine…

How much sleep do you actually need?

Tired? We all know the feeling; irritable, groggy, and exceptionally lazy. Chances are you didn’t sleep enough last night… or the past few nights. But what exactly is “enough sleep”? And more importantly, can you ever “catch up” on it? While the very function of sleep is still debate by scientists, we do know that…

What does your pee say about you?

You produce between two – three pints of urine every day, but most of us still pay little attention to our liquid waste. So, what does your pee say about you? And could it be a clear indicator of your body’s overall health? Before you pee, the kidneys filter water soluble waste by absorbing the…

World’s Most Asked Questions: What Is Love?

Over 1.5 bilion people use the internet every day, and they search for pretty much anything. And one of the most searched questions is: “What is love?” It’s the kind of thing that keeps poets and philosophers up at night, but science actually has a pretty good explanation for it, too. And the answer might…