Are you counting calories? Here's how food scientists get their figures.
Here's a life hack that every camper should know: kindling.
The claim that inbreeding causes genetic defects is greatly inflated due to social taboos against the practice.
Bats can elicit sound frequencies that disrupt other bats' sonar signals.
The man in the moon's face was actively formed by hot lava and other geological forces.
The reason fish smell bad is partly chemical, partly psychological.
Double-jointedness is a myth. Though you might be able to stretch your muscles twice as far as others, you owe it to a single, extra-flexible joint.
Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.
In addition to hearing your voice, babies also rely on non-verbal communication to learn how to talk.
Yucca moths and flowers depend on each other for reproduction.
Scientists trick the brain into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.
Scientists uncover the secret to geckos' gravity defying mobility: hairy feet.
Scientists date an Indonesian cave painting to 40,000 years old—shaking up previous ideas about art's origins and migration.
Birds of a feather steal together (and suspiciously hide food from one another).
How do you fight snack cravings? Distract yourself from food distractions.
Even global nuclear war couldn't wipe out this powerful strain of bacteria!
Can deciphering texts from ancient civilizations teach us anything about communicating with alien civilizations?
Pain is experienced differently, as each person produces different levels of pain-numbing endorphins.
Alcohol creates a burning sensation on open wounds because it triggers your body's heat receptors.