Why Do Stink Bugs Stink?

Why Do Stink Bugs Stink?

[♪♩INTRO] If you’ve ever made the mistake of squishing a stink bug, you know exactly how they earned that name. If you haven’t, might I suggest keeping it that way? Stink bugs give off an awful smell when they’re attacked…

Editing Genes Inside the Human Body

Editing Genes Inside the Human Body

[♩INTRO] Last week was a pretty big deal for the future of medicine. For the first time ever, researchers injected someone with tools that would edit his DNA, hopefully curing his genetic disease. If it works, it’ll be a huge…

IOTA’s Tangle – Simply Explained

IOTA’s Tangle – Simply Explained

When Bitcoin was first released to the world in 2008 it started a revolution. People claimed that the blockchain would solve many problems and that it has countless of applications. Blockchains indeed have very interesting properties and you can learn…

Common Misconceptions About Evolution

Common Misconceptions About Evolution

Sometimes, the way we use words in conversation is different from the way scientists use them in a formal setting. Which is fine, but it can cause confusion when you’re trying to talk about science. Evolution as a subject is…

Asymmetric encryption – Simply explained

Asymmetric encryption – Simply explained

Encryption is the process of taking a message and scrambling it’s contents so that only certain people can look at your message. There are two types of encryption: symmetric and asymmetric encryption. Let’s first take a look at symmetric encryption…

How Are Search Engines So Fast?

How Are Search Engines So Fast?

You’re looking for a file, and you know that you just saved it. You know where you hoped this file was saved, but you just don’t see it. So you try searching your computer, and end up really frustrated. This…

Ethereum’s Constantinople Update & Difficulty Bomb

Ethereum’s Constantinople Update & Difficulty Bomb

Not too long from now, Ethereum will get another update. It’s called Constantinople and will bring some much needed upgrades to improve the performance of the Ethereum blockchain and it will also address the problems related to the difficulty bomb…