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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

Your Body Is Designed to Attack a New Organ, Now We Know Why  

Scientists think they've found the molecular basis for organ transplant rejection. Now that we know its cause, could we prevent its effect?

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Sex Can Be Complicated... For Snails With Backward Organs  

Snails with situs inversus, the asymmetrical mirroring of parts inside the body, are extremely unlucky when it comes to sex.

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Volcanic Whispers Are Helping Scientists Predict Eruptions  

Scientists are using seismic noise interferometry to predict volcanic eruptions. Can these "volcanic whispers" help prevent future ruin?

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Scientists Are Corrupting Their Own Experiments, Here's How  

The Observer Effect states that the very act of observation changes what we observe. If this is true, are their findings accurate?

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Stretchy Batteries Are Coming... Here's How They Work  

Researchers have developed a way to make a battery and its casing stretchy, enabling future advancements in wearable electronics.

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The Hunt for Patient Zero Is Important But Almost Impossible  

Finding the source of a disease outbreak requires intensive detective work from health experts. But is finding Patient Zero even possible?

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A Tenth Planet Could Be Warping Our Outer Solar System  

Scientists have just found warping in the Kuiper Belt that suggests there might be a tenth planet.

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The Flies on a Dead Body Can Help Solve a Murder  

Researchers are using mass spectrometry on fly eggs to help investigators speedily determine a corpse's time of death. Here's how it works.

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This Vaccine Could Treat Heroin Addiction  

Researchers are testing a vaccine that could prevent relapse in addicts during withdrawal.

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Scientists Want to Transplant a Human Head, Here's Why That's a Bad Idea  

A group of scientists are planning to perform a human head transplant at the end of 2017. But is their plan scientifically feasible?

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Another Universe May Have Bumped Into Ours and We Might Have Proof  

The Cold Spot in the cosmic microwave background radiation has led astronomers to speculate the possibility of parallel universes.

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CBD Works Differently Than THC, Here's How  

THC's lesser known non-hallucinogenic counterpart, CBD, might be the future of medicine. How exactly does it work?

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Here's What It Actually Takes to Be a NASA Astronaut  

NASA recently announced its new class of astronauts and their skill set is pretty diverse. So, what exactly does it take to be an astronaut?

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Over 200 Bizarre, New Crystals Were Accidentally Created by Humans  

These new, manmade minerals could be evidence for the argument that we are living in the Anthropocene.

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Do Humans Have the Ability To Sniff Out Bombs?  

We use dogs as our go-to sniffers for bombs and rescue missions. But how does our sense of smell compare?

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How Big Do You Think This Spacecraft Is? Guess Again...  

Most images of spacecraft are set in space, so it can be hard to guess their size. We did some digging and the answers might surprise you.

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What Does Radiation Poisoning Do to Your Body?  

We all know ionizing radiation can be deadly, but how exactly does it damage the body? What does it do on a molecular level?

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Scientists Want to Insert Bionic Sperm Into Women's Vaginas  

Researchers are equipping sperm with tiny iron suits to turn them into cancer-fighting robots. Wait, what?

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Revolutionizing Heart Surgery With Virtual Reality  

The Stanford Virtual Heart is takes you inside of one of the most complex organs in the human body.

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What Would Happen in an Apocalypse... According to Science  

Most people think the apocalypse would bring violence, crime, and selfishness. But according to scientists, that's just not realistic.

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