The appendix has evolved in different animal species at least 29 times, according to this SciShow video, which means it probably serves a function. Scientists who studied appendixes in animals have come to the conclusion that it is a part of the immune system. In humans, the appendix is full of immune cells, including T cells, B cells, and natural killer cells, and good gut bacteria.
"Knuckle cracking over the years will cause repetitive trauma to the joints and cartilage," Seattle neurosurgeon Rod Oskouian told The Washington Post. Oskouian and his three colleagues pored over 26 sometimes-contradictory papers regarding the mechanisms and effects of knuckle cracking, beginning with a 1911 German treatise titled "On the Dispute About Joint Pressure." He did… READ THE REST
The SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes Covid can survive up to 28 days on banknotes and other surfaces, reports a team of researchers in Australia. The lengthy stays were under dark lab conditions, and the real world is full of virus-killers such as UV light. But it's still longer than expected. The researchers said that whether… READ THE REST
Art-prank collective MSCHF made giant paintings of three individuals' huge medical bills and then sold the paintings to pay those bills. New York City gallery Otis bought the 6' tall artworks and are reselling "shares" in them through its fractionalized ownership platform. MSCHF expects the price of the shares "to increase in the secondary market."… READ THE REST
If you're anything like millions of Americans, staying at home these past several months has been followed by a steadily increased diet of cooking shows. It's really not hard to understand why. If you can't go out to restaurants the same way right now, why not bring those delicious meals to you? The next logical… READ THE REST
Training packages are available everywhere. And since everyone wants to know how to code, there are literally hundreds of different courses, lectures, and training sessions that can help teach you the building blocks of this foundational ability. However, most of us aren't very patient. We want the facts we need to know, we want them… READ THE REST
Your brain is a wondrous creation. Even when you're destroying it with Cheetos and hour after hour of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it's still the most powerful computer you will ever own. According to Northwestern University psychology professor Paul Reber, each human brain has the capacity to store up to 2.5 petabytes of data.… READ THE REST