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Welcome to DNews, an exciting venture into the awesome world of science brought to you by TestTube and DiscoveryNews.com. Hosts Tara Long, Laci Green and Trace Dominguez 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.

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  • Fist bumps are becoming more and more popular, and we finally have a scientific why they're better than handshakes! Tara and...

    Why The Fist Bump Is Better Than The Handshake

    Fist bumps are becoming more and more popular, and we finally have a scientific why they're better than handshakes! Tara and Trace are here to explain how fist bumps slow the spread of germs and...

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  • Many fears are developed through life experience? Are some of these fears acquired without experience? Tara discusses an...

    Babies Can Smell Your Fear!

    Many fears are developed through life experience? Are some of these fears acquired without experience? Tara discusses an interesting new study that says that babies can actually smell their mother's...

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  • Your mom or dad probably told you that it's not okay to lie. Is this true? Trace is here to discuss certain situations where...

    When Is It Okay To Lie?

    Your mom or dad probably told you that it's not okay to lie. Is this true? Trace is here to discuss certain situations where lying might actually improve your relationship with others.

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  • Have you ever thought your phone was vibrating, checked it, and realized no one messaged you? Why do we feel these phantom...

    Why Do We Feel Phantom Phone Vibrations?

    Have you ever thought your phone was vibrating, checked it, and realized no one messaged you? Why do we feel these phantom phone vibrations? The Associate Producer of DNews, Chastity Vicencio, is...

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  • Every day, we inhale and exhale the air around us. How did Earth's atmosphere form? Join Trace as he explains the long...

    Why Is There Air?

    Every day, we inhale and exhale the air around us. How did Earth's atmosphere form? Join Trace as he explains the long evolution of our atmosphere, and why we are able to breathe today!

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  • A new study shows that most people eat 92% of the food that's on their plate! Why does this news matter? Tara takes a look...

    The Reason Portion Size REALLY Matters!

    A new study shows that most people eat 92% of the food that's on their plate! Why does this news matter? Tara takes a look at this study to show how portion size matters!

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  • The bubonic plague has been killing people for thousands of years. Should we be worried? Join Tara as she discusses a...

    Should We Worry About The Bubonic Plague?

    The bubonic plague has been killing people for thousands of years. Should we be worried? Join Tara as she discusses a shocking new case of this rare disease.

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  • In the past few weeks, there have been a lot of plane crashes reported in the news. How likely is it that a person will be...

    What Are The Chances Of Being In A Plane Crash?

    In the past few weeks, there have been a lot of plane crashes reported in the news. How likely is it that a person will be involved in a crash? Join Laci as she discusses how unlikely it is that you...

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  • In our ongoing search for liquid water on Mars, scientists are now thinking that salt might be the key! How will salt change...

    How Salt Might Be The Key To Finding Life on Mars

    In our ongoing search for liquid water on Mars, scientists are now thinking that salt might be the key! How will salt change the game? Amy Shira Teitel joins DNews to discuss the history of searching...

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  • It's widely believed that the toilet is the dirtiest place in you house. Is this true? Trace debunks this myth and gives you...

    Your Toilet is NOT the Germiest Part of Your House!

    It's widely believed that the toilet is the dirtiest place in you house. Is this true? Trace debunks this myth and gives you a list of the places in your house with the most germs!

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  • It's often thought that most people passionate about education, commonly referred to as "nerds," wear glasses. Is there a...

    Why Do Nerds Wear Glasses?

    It's often thought that most people passionate about education, commonly referred to as "nerds," wear glasses. Is there a reason that many of these individuals have poor vision? Tara takes a look at...

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  • Fasting is extremely common in many religious groups, and some people even do it as a part of their diet. What happens to...

    What Happens To Your Body When You Fast?

    Fasting is extremely common in many religious groups, and some people even do it as a part of their diet. What happens to your body during this time? Trace breaks down some of the short and long-term...

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  • It's commonly known that probiotics can help with your digestion. Are there any lesser known benefits? Tara is here to...

    The Lesser Known Benefits Of Probiotics!

    It's commonly known that probiotics can help with your digestion. Are there any lesser known benefits? Tara is here to discuss how taking probiotics daily can offer numerous health benefits!

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  • When babies are born, their eyes and hair are one color, but change within the first few years of their life! Why do hair...

    Why Do Our Hair And Eye Color Change?

    When babies are born, their eyes and hair are one color, but change within the first few years of their life! Why do hair and eye colors change? Trace explains the process of inheriting certain...

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  • In the new movie Lucy, the main character is accidentally given a drug that allows her to maximize her brain's capabilities...

    Where Does Genius Come From?

    In the new movie Lucy, the main character is accidentally given a drug that allows her to maximize her brain's capabilities. What does it mean to be a genius, and where does it come from? Join Trace...

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  • A few years ago, California enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving. Did this bad reduce the amount of...

    Cell Phone Bans Don't Make Roads Safer!

    A few years ago, California enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving. Did this bad reduce the amount of traffic accidents? Tara discuss how this ban didn't help, and breaks down some...

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  • We all know that most food items expire. Do other common household products also expire? Join Trace as he lists out 9...

    9 Surprising Things You Didn't Know Expire!

    We all know that most food items expire. Do other common household products also expire? Join Trace as he lists out 9 surprising items that eventually go bad.

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  • It's a rising trend around the world to start eating more organic food! Is organic food actually better for you? Join Laci...

    Why Eating Organic Is Better!

    It's a rising trend around the world to start eating more organic food! Is organic food actually better for you? Join Laci as she talks about some of the health benefits that come with eating...

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  • Conservatives and liberals disagree on many topics in the world of politics. Are their brains wired differently? Tara takes...

    How Are Conservative And Liberal Brains Different?

    Conservatives and liberals disagree on many topics in the world of politics. Are their brains wired differently? Tara takes a look at some new research showing the differences between the brains of...

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  • We all know that one person that constantly is on their cell phone, even during dinner! Are smartphones hurting our social...

    Smartphones Are Killing Your Social Life!

    We all know that one person that constantly is on their cell phone, even during dinner! Are smartphones hurting our social lives? Tara and Laci are here to discuss how the mere presence of a mobile...

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