If you were having brain surgery, would you either be out cold, or awake during the procedure? Of course, unconscious, right? Well, your surgeon may disagree.
Did you know your immune system can be your worst enemy?
Have you heard that the long-beaked echidna, which scientists thought was extinct, has been found again in New Guinea? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Turkey isn't just what's for dinner anymore. Waste from the feathered holiday creature can now be transformed into other kinds of energy.
Parents of East Asian, East African, and Native American descent are not surprised when their babies are born with a blueish-color birthmark on their backside.
Have you ever bought coffee for someone to butter them up? A group of scientists set out of discover if this angle really works.
If you ever visit the Arctic, you might see some really cool, luminescent clouds high up in the atmosphere. Scientists call them night shining clouds.
Scientists have come up with a way of keeping engineered genes from accidentally altering wild plants. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Fatty liver disease occurs when fat builds up around the liver and can damage it permanently. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Have you ever wondered why some flowers only bloom for a few days in the early spring, while others bloom much later, or all summer long?
Many people believe that cats became domesticated in Egypt, but a genetic study suggests that feline ancestors originally came from more humble roots.
You may have heard that reading a lot causes near-sightedness, but is there any truth to this rumor? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Did you know that most so-called poisonous snakes aren't poisonous at all, but actually venomous?
Have you heard the urban legend that the little crunchy seeds in figs are really wasp eggs?
A species is the most basic unit of classification for all organisms that live, or have ever lived, on Earth.
Some people depend on turning salty ocean water into fresh water, a process called desalination. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Did you know that three hundred million years ago the earth was swarming with giant insects? How did insects get so small today?
Have you heard of the exploding lakes in central Africa? Three exploding lakes are known, each with certain key features. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Your face might be home to a group of tiny creatures! These organisms, called demodicids, or eyelash mites, live on the bodies of even the cleanest of people.
Have you ever wondered why steamed vegetables turn an even brighter green initially, but then will turn this dull green if you cook them too long?
Know anyone with two different colored eyes? The condition is called heterochromia. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Did you know that many communities have exchange programs that will replace your old mercury filled thermometer with a safer non-mercury one free of charge?
Water is pretty incredible. Oceans cover 70% of the planet and our bodies are something like 60% water. Where did all this water come from?
Have you ever poured a beer into a glass, and had to wait for the foam to go down before you could drink it? Well next time, stick your finger in it.