DNews Human Life Videos
Jun 18, 2013
Big Noses for Big Muscles!
Hey, guys... got a nose you think is too big? Well it might just be the thing that helps you bulk up at the gym. That's right, as Anthony tell us, there's a very interesting connection between a big schnoz and bigger muscles.
Humans Can Be Dated Like Trees
Like rings on a tree, human flesh can be dated in a consistent, reliable way. And, as Trace tells us, this discovery could revolutionize medicine and even enable us to extend life.
Why Do We Have an Internal Skeleton?
If you think about it, skeletons aren't awesome. Instead of the super strong shells or exoskeletons so many other animals have, we have internal skeletons that leave us highly vulnerable. But it turns out our skeletons are an evolutionary advantage.
Which Evolved First: Our Hands or Feet?
It's a question in our human evolution we've still been unsure about: Did we develop our hands or feet first? Both have helped us advance as a species, but now new research finally names the evolutionary winner!
Where Did Music Come From?
We've long believed that music as we know it is unique to our species. But as Anthony shows us, not only is this untrue, but in fact, human music may have been started by a little bird deep in the Amazon jungle.
Evolution Punishes the Selfish
You'd think being selfish would help a species survive, but you'd be wrong! Turns out not only is it important to be generous, but our species' survival depends on it! Laci explains why.
Why Do Men Have Nipples?
If both men and women have nipples, why don't men also produce milk and breastfeed? It's a question that's been on all our minds, leading Laci to, once and for all, explain the reason for male nipples.
The Evolution of Throwing
Throwing is one of the most basic human activities. It can be both useful and fun. But as Trace tells us, for early humans, the act of throwing meant surviving.
Did We Eat All the Neanderthals?
Did neanderthals go extinct because they were hunted and eaten by early humans? It's a grizzly, but possible explanation for their demise. Trace shows us the evidence.
What's the Deal with Genetically Modified Food?
GMO foods are a big point of contention these days. Worldwide protests, Supreme Court rulings, and online campaigns -- it's safe to say the issue isn't leaving the headlines any time soon. But as GMO foods become more prevalent, Laci looks at wha ...
Do Men and Women Have Different Brains?
Some studies say men and women are hard-wired differently. Others refute such claims, blaming socialization. What's going on?! Anthony and Laci explore the research and delve into debate in an updated battle of the sexes.
Why Some Humans are Born with Tails
There's a whole lot about the human body that harks back to a time when we were a whole lot more primitive. We're talking tails, extra organs, and that's just the beginning. Trace breaks down some of the coolest human vestigial traits.
Can We Evolve Without Competition?
Can evolution occur without a competition between animals, fighting to survive? After all, that was one of the key elements of Darwin's Theory of Evolution. But, as Trace tells us, modern scientists have found that evolution is not so straightfor ...
Why Are People Left-Handed?
There's a whole lot more to left-handedness than you could possibly have realized. In this DNews video, Anthony recounts some of the craziest facts about lefties!
Humans Are Speeding Up Evolution
Turns out evolution isn't always slow. Scientists in Nebraska have discovered a bird evolving right before our eyes. Anthony has the details.
Size Really Does Matter
Does penis size really matter? It's an age-old question that finally has a scientific answer! Watch as Trace tackles the HUGE-ly debated topic.
How Old is the Human Race?
How long have humans been walking the planet? Turns out, the answer is in our genes! Trace explains.
Why Fear is Fun
Why do we love watching horror films? Why do we like being scared? Laci explains the psychology behind the "fear is fun" mentality.
Why Everyone's So Mad At Beyonce
The internet is in a fury over Beyonce's alleged lip syncing at Obama's inauguration. Trace explains how the psychology of the superfan contributes to the betrayal.
Te'o Hoax: Fake Girlfriends More Common Than You Think
Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend was a hoax. She was made up, which is more common than you think. Laci Green looks at the trend of making up fake people, and its psychological roots.
Is Your Face Racist?
Researchers in Delaware claim to have found markers for a biological predisposition to being racist. It's a controversial, if not intriguing claim. Anthony takes a look a look at their report.
Women Should Not Propose!
A new study suggests that we want the man to be the one to propose. Host Laci Green explains why this crazy tradition shouldn't be so one-sided.
Why We FAIL at New Year's Resolutions
Laci Green breaks down why we have such a hard time sticking to New Years resolutions and the best way to make this year's resolutions count.
Love Stinks: The Smell of Attraction
There's a reason you're attracted to certain scents and it has to do with your own natural smell. Pheromone parties are predicated on this very logic, designed to help you smell out a mate. Join Anthony as he takes a big whiff.
Men and Women Ain't So Different
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus ... or are they? Couldn't we all just be from Earth? Finally science has produced evidence that supports what we already knew -- the whole "men are from Mars, women are from Venus" trope is false. Watch Lac ...
The Dark Side of Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day can put a lot of pressure on relationships. But, as Anthony reports, some good can still come out of this Hallmark holiday.
Inside the Brains of Internet Trolls
Internet Trolls -- we've all seen 'em throwing around insults and taking over message boards. But what drives these people? Trace goes troll hunting and finds out.
Are You the Greatest of All Time? Probably Not.
"I'm not like the others; I'm awesome." We all think it. But is it true? Trace lets us know whether we're kidding ourselves, and why that might be a good thing.
Why Teens Get Bieber Fever
First came Beatlemania, and today it's Bieber Fever. Laci Green explores what it is about young pop stars that sends teenage girls' hearts aflutter.
Obsessive Facebook Updates Are Good for You?!
Why do we feel the urge to post everything we're doing? Laci Green explores the positive and negative effects of social media.
Folding Nature with Origami
Anthony sits down with Bernie Peyton, a wildlife biologist and talented origamist, to discuss how his research and art fit together.
Would You Eat Horse Meat?
Everyone's talking about the horse meat scandal in Europe, but is it really that bad? Horse meat is eaten regularly in many cultures. So why does it get such a bad rap? And what's the weirdest food you've ever eaten?
Tell the Future About Your History!
If the world ends on Friday what becomes of humanity's accomplishments- our art, our history? Is there any way to preserve it if we all go up in flames? Anthony has all the details on the way scientists say is the best way to preserve humanity's ...
Do More By Doing Nothing
Contrary to popular belief, it would seem that taking a break rather than dedicating all your time to one thing might actually make your more efficient!
Freeze Yourself to Live Forever? The Truth About Cryonics
Would you consider freezing yourself, hoping future technology could bring you back to life? Battling with brain cancer, that's what 22 year old Kim Suozzi did! Trace explains the science.
Breaking the Seal: Fact or Fiction
If, after a few drinks, you finally decided to hit the bathroom, are you actually 'breaking the seal' and triggering a need to pee for the rest of your bar-hopping night? Anthony breaks down the science behind this common happy-hour belief.
Face Tattoos: The Ultimate Declaration of Love
Face Tattoos. Would you get one? Chances are most of you said "no," but people are getting them and they're getting more popular. So what drives people to mark their faces in such permanent ways? Laci explores this growing trend.
Couples Who Drink Together, Stay Together
If you drink and have relationship issues, don't blame the booze. The booze can actually help you! Trace tells you how.
True Love Ain't Magic, It's Science!
Those butterflies and fireworks you feel when falling love are actually just brain chemicals flooding your system. Laci breaks down what's happening behind the science of a new relationship.
The Male Birth Control You've Never Heard Of
One of the easiest and most effective forms of birth control out there is something you've probably never heard of. WHY haven't you heard of it before? Anthony has the answer.
Can You Handle 3 Girlfriends?
Can you handle a second or third girlfriend or boyfriend? Turns out more and more people can, and we don't mean "on the side." Polyamory is quickly becoming this generation's sexual revolution. Laci explores what it's all about and how it works.
Why Aren't Women Choosing Science Careers?
We here at DNews are a solid mix of guys and girls with passion for all things science. But a video published this summer by the European Commission has us and a bunch of other scientists -- and science fans -- stewing. Laci Green gives us her ta ...
The War on Pubic Hair
Are pubes as terrible as we think they are? In this episode of DNews, Laci Green outlines the evolutionary and medical benefits of going au naturel.