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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

The Selfish Reason Animals Risk Their Lives For Others  

Wild animals risk their lives for one another all the time, but why? Scientists say they might not be as selfless as we think.

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What Sleep Deprivation Does To Your Body  

Ever wondered why everything seems funnier when you're tired? Scientists think it might be because your brain is basically drunk.

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The Air On Mars Has A Mysterious Glow, Here's Why  

New ultraviolet images from NASA show that Mars' atmosphere lights up at night! What is a nightglow and what causes it?

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Do Humans Have Mating Dances?  

Dance is often associated with romance, but can it actually make us feel closer? And why do we even dance in the first place?

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The Real Reason Birds Fly In A V-Formation  

Have you seen birds flying in a V formation and wondered why they do that? Yeah, so have we. And it turns out, the reason is super cool.

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What Really Happens When You Swallow Gum?  

You've probably heard that, if swallowed, chewing gum stays in your stomach for 7 years. But is that true? What happens if you swallow gum?

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Happy 4th Birthday DNews!  

The hosts of DNews, past and present, come together to celebrate the show's 4th anniversary!

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The Freaky Way Robots Are Becoming More Human  

It's been a few years since we've talked about a robot takeover here on DNews, how possible is it now? Could AI actually takeover?

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Our Cosmic Mistake About Gravitational Waves  

Two years ago, we reported on a finding that was later disproved! What have we learned about gravitational waves since then?

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How Scientists Can Manipulate Memories With Light  

Scientists have found a way to trick the brain using light and optogenetics. What implications could this have for the future of medicine?

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Lightning Hit Apollo 12 Mid-Flight (Twice): Here's What Happened Next  

Apollo 11 might be the most famous moon-bound mission, but Apollo 12 is definitely the most dramatic.

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Repairing Hearts, Brains & Eyes: A Stem Cell Update  

A lot has happened in stem cell research in the last few years. They can treat blindness & heart failure, but are they still controversial?

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This New Antibody Could Kill 98% of HIV Strains!  

Researchers just found an antibody that can neutralize 98% of HIV strains tested. What does this mean for the future of HIV/AIDS?

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This Is What Nature Does To Your Body  

Scientists have found that just being around nature can benefit our health in major ways. What exactly does nature do to our bodies?

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Why Do We Like Shiny Things?  

Why are we drawn to shiny objects? Just because they're attractive? Or is there a deeper reason?

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Why Don't Some People Believe In Science?  

Some people don't believe in vaccines or climate change or other scientifically proven things. Why not? Why don't people trust evidence?

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Why Do Animals Eat Their Own Poop?  

If you've ever seen your dog munching on a bit of number two, you've probably wondered: why on Earth do animals eat poop?

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Here's Why You Should Have A Work Spouse  

Studies have found that having a close friendship with someone at work can actually improve your job performance. Why exactly is that?

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Could We Create A Livable Atmosphere On The Moon?  

Until recently, scientists thought the moon had no atmosphere, but it actually does! What's it made of and can it be made to support life?

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Why It Takes 75 Elements To Make Your Cell Phone  

Turns out there are some pretty rare elements in your smartphone. How rare are they and what are they doing in your phone?

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