How Do Eels Make Electricity?

Electric eels have fascinated scientists and the public for hundreds of years. Even Charles Darwin was puzzled by them. What is the shocking secret behind an electric eel’s weapon? Hey guys Julia here for DNews Electric eels are some of the most shocking…. okay sorry had to do that once… organisms on this planet. They […]

Where Does All Our Oil Come From?

We all know about oil drilling, but there are way more ways to get fossil fuels. Let’s DRINK THAT MILKSHAKE! Fossil fuels are a worldwide essential resource. We use coal, petroleum, natural gas, propane, diesel, kerosene and so on for manufacturing, fuel, power, heat… Honestly, they’re part of almost everything we do every day. Fossil […]

Can Bacteria Live Off Electricity?

Let’s play a fun game of “Real or Dr. Who alien.” Creatures that eat electricity? Yeah, those are totally real. Hi everyone, Julian here for DNews. Some people live to eat. I eat to live. Seriously, the idea that I have to feed this stupid body every day until I die sounds exhausting. I wish […]

How The Mysterious Planet 9 Is Tilting Our Solar System

There’s no need to panic, but a heads up — there might be a big bully on the loose, and it’s tormenting our entire solar system. Hi there! Ian here for DNews and I’m here to talk about a solar mystery that astronomers have failed to explain… until NOW. For a long time astronomers have […]

What Does Nuclear Fallout Do To Your Body?

Fallout is everywhere, NO not the game. Or the Boy. Or… NO. Just the nuclear kind! Seven blessings friends, Trace here for DNews. Nuclear fallout is an inevitable side-effect of nuclear disaster. When a nuclear weapon is detonated (or a nuclear power plant has its worst day ever) radioactive dust is thrown into the atmosphere […]

A Weird New Way To Extend Your Phone Battery

If you’re sick of your phone’s battery dying when you need it most, there might be good news around the corner. Scientists are working on a weird new way to make your battery last longer. Hey guys, Amy here on DNews, and if you’re anything like me you use your phone for a lot more […]

How Uranium Becomes Nuclear Fuel

There’s a lot of talk about nuclear technology, what with Iran and Fukushima and Green Energy being thrown around every day. But how do we even MAKE nuclear fuel? Howdy atomic children, Trace here for DNews… Despite the controversy they often raise, nuclear power plants are a huge source of energy. The Environmental Protection Agency […]

Why We Should Stop Building Dams

Canada’s Syncrude Tailings is the largest. Tajikistan Nurek is the tallest. Brazil’s Itaipu is the most powerful. Damn dams are everywhere and they’re getting bigger all the time dammit! Hydropower is one of the oldest methods of power generation in the world. Today, we often think of Hoover dam, but ancient Greeks used the power […]

Are Solar Planes The Future Of Flight?

This episode of DNews is brought to you by Norton Security. Flying around the world without any fuel isn’t just for the birds. Hey guys, Amy here for DNews. As fuels prices soar and the carbon footprint of air travel gets bigger, isn’t is nice to imagine a world where solar powered planes fly from […]

Can Your Entire House Run On Batteries?

Wouldn’t it be weird if one day in the future you were buying a home and the listing said, “batteries not included?” Yeah well, that could totally happen. Hey there people, Julian here for DNews. Electricity is pretty great. It powers my toaster, my fridge, my hairdryer, my clothes dryer, my air conditioner, my humidifier, […]