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Zidbits – Learn something new everyday! | November 27, 2014

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Does Drinking Something Hot On A Hot Day Cool You Down?

May 7, 2013 | 2

One common factoid that has been circulating the internet recently is that drinking a hot beverage on a hot day will cool you down. Is there any science behind this seemingly counterintuitive claim?Read More

What Are The Colors You See When You Shut Your Eyes?

March 27, 2013 | 6

Sometimes, when you shut your eyes tightly or are in a pitch black room, your eyes decide it’s time for a light show. Random, psychedelic-like patterns and flashes of color will dance around your field of vision like it’s 1969.Read More

Are People With Shorter Arms Better Arm Wrestlers?

March 14, 2013 | 1

When an arm wrestling challenge arises in bars or backyards, one person is always accused of having an unfair advantage because he or she has longer or shorter arms.Read More

What Causes Spontaneous Ringing In Our Ears?

February 26, 2013 | 14

It happens to everyone. All of the sudden, with no warning or apparent cause, one or both of your ears starts to ring. A seemingly high pitched sound that can be distracting at times.Read More

What Is The Future Of Space Travel?

December 23, 2012 | 20

The use of chemical based rockets to leave our planet and explore space is a dead end technology. It’s old, outdated and it’s extremely inefficient. Certainly we’ve discovered and improved upon newer technology in these last 60 years, right?Read More

Can We Breathe Other Gasses Mixed With Oxygen?

November 10, 2012 | 1

As you may or may not know, oxygen is only second most abundant gas in what we call ‘air’. Nitrogen takes the top spot, accounting for a whopping 78% of the gas in Earth’s atmosphere. In third place is Argon at a measly .9%.Read More

Do Trees Die From Old Age?

August 2, 2012 | 2

Trees usually die from disease and other outside environmental factors. This raises the question, can trees die from simply being too ‘old’? Today we’ll take a look at how old age affects trees.Read More

What Is The Higgs Boson?

June 25, 2012 | 2

The Higgs Boson, sometimes referred to as “the God particle”, is what gives particles and everything around us mass. But what is it and why is it important for scientists? Today, were going to attempt to provide a layman explanation and a bit of history regarding this enigmatic particle.Read More

Can DNA Be Faked?

June 8, 2012 | 1

DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid) is a nucleic acid which contains the genetic instructions used in the development and function of all life. The instructions and information contained in the genes are unique to the particular life form which they originate.Read More

Why Are We Ticklish?

May 6, 2012 | 1

For some, tickling can produce laughter through an anticipation of pleasure. For others, tickling is incredibly uncomfortable and can send a person’s mind into a state of panic. Today, we explore the science behind tickling.Read More