OCT 14, 2015 9:33 PM PDT

Science Has Trouble Explaining These Six Bodily Functions

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


Although there are many distant things in our universe that we can't seem to explain with science, there are also things all around us that are within reaching distance that science still has trouble explaining.

For example, our own bodies, which we interact with on a daily basis, do a lot of strange things that we just can't seem to fully explain. Beyond Science details just a few of them (six to be exact): hypnic jerk, sudden sneezing, the placebo effect, yawning, blushing, and sleep.

You may have experienced, one, some, or all of these phenomena; most people do. Many of these phenomena have nothing but theories to explain their existence, but no concrete explanations have been proven to suggest why they occur.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
FEB 02, 2020
Space & Astronomy
FEB 02, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Solar Orbiter
The Sun is something you see every day when you look up at the daytime sky, but despite residing right in plain sight, there’s still so much about th...
FEB 03, 2020
Plants & Animals
FEB 03, 2020
Watch a Polar Bear Mom Scare Off a Bully So Her Cubs Can Eat
Polar bears realize that food can be scarce at times, and that’s a problem considering just how much they like to eat. In many cases, they find food ...
FEB 04, 2020
Health & Medicine
FEB 04, 2020
World Health Organization Outlines Strategy to Eradicate Cervical Cancer
Today—World Cancer Day—the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a draft of a global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer as a public heal...
FEB 12, 2020
Health & Medicine
FEB 12, 2020
Brain Patients are Advancing Research
Neuroscientists may face the challenge of not having enough material or high-quality material to study the condition they’re researching. Luckily&mda...
MAR 12, 2020
Chemistry & Physics
MAR 12, 2020
Reality Splits and Many Worlds: What Can Schrodinger's Cat Teach Us About Quantum Physics?
Erwin Schroedinger, a Nobel-winning physicist and quantum mechanics pioneer, developed a set of concepts that are fundamental to how we understand the micr...
MAR 17, 2020
Chemistry & Physics
MAR 17, 2020
Ultra-high-energy Neutrinos to Baffled Particle Physicists: Surprise!
Neutrinos are an aloof member in the sub-atomic particle family: it's electrically neutral, super lightweight (its mass was considered to be zero for a...
Loading Comments...