Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Why Do We Itch? - Emma Bryce


The average person experiences dozens of individual itches each day. We’ve all experienced the annoyance of an inconvenient itch — but have you ever pondered why we itch in the first place? Is there actually an evolutionary purpose to the itch, or is it simply there to annoy us? Emma Bryce digs deep into the skin to find out.

Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Sashko Danylenko.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day Event TODAY at Mozart, Einstein & Me!


2017 Earth Day Event at Mozart, Einstein and Me 
in Benicia and Livermore
April 22, 2017 3 - 6pm while supplies last

Fore more information call: (707) 746-7565

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 Earth Day Event at Mozart, Einstein and Me


2017 Earth Day Event at Mozart, Einstein and Me 
in Benicia and Livermore
April 22, 2017 3 - 6pm while supplies last

Fore more information call: (707) 746-7565

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Why Do Animals Have Such Different Lifespans? - Joao Pedro de Magalhaes


For the microscopic lab worm C. elegans, life equates to just a few short weeks on Earth. The bowhead whale, on the other hand, can live over two hundred years. Why are these lifespans so different? And what does it really mean to ‘age' anyway? Joao Pedro de Magalhaes explains why the pace of aging varies greatly across animals.

Lesson by Joao Pedro de Magalhaes, animation by Sharon Colman.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

How Does Music Affect the Brain: 16 Great Benefits


If you’re wondering how does music affect the brain then you must know that there are many ways in which music affects the brain. It can bring back memories, it improves focus, it improves our creativity, music increases our verbal IQ levels, music can alter our state of consciousness, it eases pain, musical choices can affect our personalities, music can improve productivity, it improves visual attention, it influences hormone secretion, it eliminates anxiety, it improves our reasoning and motor skills, music can help bring people together, music can help treat heart disease, music can help us to read other people, music can increase your immune system and more.

Playing music helps your brain relax. If you’re tired play your favorite music and you should immediately feel better. I heard once from a scientist that each of us should listen to our favorite music at least for 20 minutes a day.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Can You Solve the Virus Riddle? - Lisa Winer


Your research team has found a prehistoric virus preserved in the permafrost and isolated it for study. After a late night working, you’re just closing up the lab when a sudden earthquake hits and breaks all the sample vials. Will you be able to destroy the virus before the vents open and unleash a deadly airborne plague? Lisa Winer shows how.

Lesson by Lisa Winer, animation by Artrake Studio.