Mathematicians discover a new number amidst a range of values that are too high to count.
Anabolism builds tissues; catabolism breaks them down.
Birds and many reptiles evolved a specialized way of breathing—one-way air flow.
Osteoclasts are the demolition crew of your body's bones, repairing and fusing fractures and breaks immediately.
Baking soda clears the air of bad odors by chemically neutralizing them.
Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.
Temperature determines the sex of painted turtle hatchlings, and climate change is tipping the balance to an all-female future.
Tracking how cells move around the body is key to preventing diseases, like cancer, from spreading.
Cats shed their fur in response to increased sunlight; most indoor cats, however, lose track of seasonal changes and therefore shed year around.
Bacteriophages turn the table on bacteria and the hunter becomes the hunted.
As babies grow from six months to nine months, they lose their ability to distinguish between animal faces. Here's why:
When frozen in water, fish remain in a state of suspended animation until spring melts the ice away.
Take a tour of a plant cell to help you synthesize how photosynthesis works.
When you use your imagination, you activate the same regions of your visual cortex as those used to see the outer world.
There are some 17,000 grizzly bears throughout Europe, compared to only around 1800 in the contiguous United States.
Astronomers discover wind patterns on Titan that recur over tens of thousands of years.
Birds use infrasounds to sense storms long before dark clouds gather.