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Welcome to DNews, an exciting venture into the awesome world of science brought to you by Discovery. Hosts Trace Dominguez, Julia Wilde, Julian Huguet, Crystal Dilworth, and Amy Shira Teitel don't just tell you what you should know, they give you the lowdown on everything from robotic arms to glow-in-the-dark plants, in order to help you comprehend the science of our everyday lives. For more science news, visit DiscoveryNews.com.

Episodes

There's a Good Chance Your Meteorologist Doesn't Suck, Here's Why  

Blame meteorologists for your rained-out picnics all you want, but modern weather forecasting is actually incredibly accurate.

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We Found the Largest Void in the Universe, And We're Smack in the Middle  

Researchers say our galaxy is located within an enormous cosmic void, and it's changing the way we understand the universe.

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Here's How Much Gas Really Costs (If You Account for Global Warming)  

A new study has estimated exactly how much fossil fuel subsidies are. And let's just say, fossil fuels are really expensive.

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These College Students Built a Hyperloop Pod... Here's What Happened  

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Pod Competition challenges students to design the future of travel. And for one team, this year was about redemption.

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This Is How the Body Reacts to Competitive Eating  

Eating 70 hot dogs in ten minutes should be impossible, but competitive eaters have found a way. But how exactly does it work in the body?

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Drug Addicted Fish Are Helping Scientists Solve the Opioid Crisis  

Scientists are turning tiny fish into drug addicts to study opioid addiction in the brain. Here's what they've learned so far.

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Debunking All Those Personality Tests You Click On  

The internet is chock-full of personality quizzes like the Myers-Briggs test, but are any of them actually based in science?

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Sticking a Penis Into a Nostril: The Wild Story of Octopus Sex  

Sex in the animal kingdom is often bizarre, but octopuses take it to a whole new level.

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After a Decade of Colony Collapse, Bees Are Bouncing Back! (Sort Of)  

A new report shows bee populations are on the rise, but the hives are still facing major threats.

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Are You Type-A or Type-B Personality? (Science Says You're Neither)  

You've probably heard of Type-A and Type-B personalities, but is there any science behind personality types?

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Ancient Humans & Neanderthals Had Sex, Here's How It Changed Us Forever  

We've known for a while that ancient humans got busy with Neanderthals, but how exactly did that Neanderthal DNA affect modern humans?

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Lab-Grown Mosquitoes Are Being Released by the Millions, Here's What You Need to Know  

Mosquitoes kill more people annually than any other animal on earth. But several research companies are looking to tame this issue.

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At-Home DNA Tests Might Not Be as Accurate as You Think...  

DNA tests are a popular resource for people wanting to understand their ancestry and disease probability. But how accurate are these tests?

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Lasers Are Great, But Diamond Superlasers Are Better, Here's Why  

Scientists have discovered how to create a real life 'superlaser' using an ultra-pure diamond. How exactly does it work?

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Super Bacteria Has a New Enemy: The CRISPR Pill  

Scientists are developing a CRISPR pill that can fight superbugs. Can we modify bacteria's DNA to make it self destruct?

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Declassified Nuclear Films Prove We Were Wrong About Their Explosive Power  

A weapons physicist is working on a special project to scan & reanalyze all nuclear test films to preserve history and update critical data

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We're Still Not Saying It's Aliens, But Tabby's Star Is Getting Weirder  

The light from Tabby's Star is fading again, but scientists can't figure out why. Is it caused by comets, Trojan asteroids, or aliens?

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You Might Get Fat Just By Smelling Your Food  

The nose's olfactory receptors are stimulated when we smell food and other odors. But could the process of smelling cause weight gain?

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Yes, Sperm Counts Are Plummeting... And Scientists Are Worried  

According to a new study, sperm counts in men from western countries have dropped by over 59% in the last 40 years.

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The Science of Talking to Dogs in a Baby Voice  

Most people make their voices higher pitched when talking to their pets. But does this Pet-Directed Speech have any influence on animals?

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