Exercise is healthy right? Well, it certainly is for most people, however for others it can become an addiction that does more harm than good.
Researchers at the University of Rochester did a study of over one-hundred recorded conversations between doctors and actors posing as patients.
One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.
This year the U.S. federal government will spend over one billion dollars teaching kids about healthy eating.
Have you ever been walking in the woods and noticed the smell of sweaty feet? Find out more on this Moment of Science.
Have you ever been lying in bed, about to fall fast asleep when your leg jerks suddenly, snapping you awake?
Did you know that peanut allergies are one of the most lethal allergies around?
Have you ever wondered why your immune system doesn't fight certain diseases, like cancers, the same way it fights colds or infections?
Are you bothered by all the pesticides farmers use and want to eat food that's more nutritious? Well, organic food is not necessarily more nutritious.
Which would you say is safer, a street with or without traffic signs and stoplights?
Did you know that twenty-four billion tons of soil is lost to erosion every year? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
The human brain is not generally very good at retrieval of isolated information. Single words, such as the name of someone you just met can easily slip away.
Have you ever tried smelling underwater? Probably not the best idea, since as humans we would drown, but that's not the case for the star-nosed mole.
Got scars? As you've no doubt noticed, scar tissue is distinct from normal skin. It's more taut, and it's hairless. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Unfortunately, lying down in shallow water and breathing through a hollow reed won't work if you need a quick getaway. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
After being on a boat, when you lie down to sleep that night the bed seems to be rocking, up and down, just like the boat. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
We're not talking about your teenagers, but rather the surprising behavior of juvenile ravens. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Among all the primates, we humans are the only ones that stand on two legs. How did it come about that we do every day what nobody else does?
One theory as to why humans began walking upright notes that when our species was just getting its start, the ability to reach up for fruit was beneficial.
It seems apparent that we all go through a defiant stage as a child, but is it healthy? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Anosmia, the term for the lack of a sense of smell, affects over two million Americans. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
A study on spotted hyenas found that at least in some species, females really do prefer foreign males. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
If you've ever made a cream pie and it turned into a soupy disaster overnight, then you know about this common frustration.