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Dread! Talking risk and feelings with Brian Zikmund-Fisher

Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach? It probably meant you were dreading something. But, why is it that we dread some things and not others? And how does this affect how we feel about risk? Brian Zikmund Fisher is back with Risk Bites to talk about how we tend

When do trees grow?

Trees grow their entire lives - in height and in width. But when exactly do trees grow, and what factors are responsible? Author: ZDF/Terra X/Björn Raddatz/Malte Röthig/Jochen Schmidt Translation and dubbing: alugha Click here to see more videos:

6 Common Nightmares And What They Really Mean

Have you been experiencing nightmares lately? Dream interpreters say that being chased in a nightmare represents feeling that you are being pressured or inhibited in some way. Some bad dreams can actually represent good changes in your life. For example, death in nightmares and dreams symbolizes a n

Is this America's most bizarre Thanksgiving Dish?

Okay so this has nothing to do with risk. Or science (sort of). But I couldn't resist making it! I love Thanksgiving. This has to be one of the best holidays, period. Negligible commercialization, great food, and a chance to relax, catch up with family and friends, and contemplate everything you

How is wind created?

When air is in motion, wind is created. Temperature differences are responsible for this. When air warms up, it rises and colder air flows in. This is the cool wind that we feel. There is almost always wind on the coasts. Author: ZDF/Pur+/Autorenkombinat/Tobias Schönke/Carina Schulz/Jochen Schmidt

How dangerous is dioxane in your drinking water?

How worried should you be if 1,4-dioxane gets into your drinking water? 1,4-dioxane is an industrial chemical used as a solvent and a stabilizer -- and in areas where there's environmental contamination, safety is an important question, especially as the substance is a probable human carcinogen. T

6 Signs You're Actually an Introvert, Not Shy

Have you often been told that you’re shy? But deep inside you, you know you’re not. Maybe you’re a bit quiet at times, and you just don’t care for small talk. Or maybe you find it hard to connect with some people, but that doesn’t mean you’re afraid of socializing. Well, instead of being shy, you ma

5 Signs Of A Nervous Breakdown

Have you ever just felt overwhelmed by a stressful situation? Like a tsunami of problems about to crash over you? You might be experiencing a nervous breakdown. A nervous breakdown is a loss of the ability to function in everyday life. While a nervous breakdown isn’t classified as an actual psycholo

How long does it take to get frostbite?

How long does it take to get frostbite? Inspired by the polar vortex, childhood myths and a bitterly cold Michigan winter, we set out to find out more about frostbite, and just how dangerous going out in cold weather is. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON FROSTBITE, CHECK THE LINKS: Medical stuff: Unde

Protest voting

Usually, in an election, people vote for the party they are convinced of. Protest voters do not vote because they like a party, but because they are disappointed with theirs or the ruling party. Author: ZDF/logo/Maral Bazargani/Rüdiger Rickassel and Tim Rizzo Translation and dubbing: alugha Click