Matthew Dea

Science: Latest Scientific Discoveries

Tag: Biology

Insulin should be cheap. Here’s why it’s not.

– I have type one diabetes. My body doesn’t process glucose properly, which it needs to power muscle tissue and other pretty critical things, like my brain. What I don’t have is insulin. A hormone secreted by the pancreas that helps cells take up glucose in the blood. That means for the past 15 years, […]

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The Tallest, Smallest, and Oldest Science of 2019

♪♪♪ Sometimes science means looking for the extremes — the biggest, smallest, oldest, and furthest. 2019 was no different. Here are three of the science-est things we found this year. First up, in June, scientists published a letter in the journal Nature announcing they’d found microscopic fossils of what might be the world’s oldest fungus. […]

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How Trees Bend the Laws of Physics

How Trees Bend the Laws of Physics

Sometimes the simplest questions have the most amazing answers. Like how can trees be so tall? It’s a question that doesn’t even seem like it needs an answer. Trees just are tall. Some of them are over 100 meters. Why should there be a height limit? I’ll tell you why. Tress need to transport water […]

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Atomic Bonds – Chemistry Basics Part II
Biomedicine: Crash Course History of Science #34

Biomedicine: Crash Course History of Science #34

Who’s ready for more World War Two science? No? No one? Well, this story is about all kinds of badness, yes—but also a lot of incredible goodness. The history of science up until the Cold War is often overshadowed by the Manhattan Project. But today we are going to talk about advances in biomedicine, or […]

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Science of How OCD Works (Dealing with Brain Lock)
“Our relative the fly” – Meet Our Scientists: Marco Milán

“Our relative the fly” – Meet Our Scientists: Marco Milán

To study how cells communicate with each other perhaps the best model organism nowadays is the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, because in this model organism you can manipulate every gene and to understand how the cells use these genes to communicate with each other and give rise always to the same final structure in the […]

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How to give a flash talk – tips and tricks for scientists

How to give a flash talk – tips and tricks for scientists

For each presentation there will be 1 slide, 180 seconds presentation, and no questions allowed! Ok – 3 minutes, no questions, and we start now. Start definitely by giving a very brief introduction that makes people understand why this is interesting and ends by saying where you will be found later on. You can say […]

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Scientists Shocked By Worms Breeding Inside People’s Eyes

Scientists Shocked By Worms Breeding Inside People’s Eyes

It was a pleasant morning in California in 2018. A 68-year old woman had escaped the harsh winter of Nebraska and had taken her yearly trip to a place called Carmel Valley. She was doing what she liked most, and that was trail running. Only this day she rounded a corner and ran right into […]

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‘Hey Bill Nye, Could Scientists Today Create Frankenstein’s Monster?’ #TuesdaysWithBill

‘Hey Bill Nye, Could Scientists Today Create Frankenstein’s Monster?’ #TuesdaysWithBill

Hi Bill Nye. My name is Lauren. First off I’d like to say that you’re my favorite person ever in the world. But my question is do you think we can build our own modern day Frankenstein sewn together body parts and somehow reanimating it, do you think it’s possible because you seem like the […]

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