Some fresh produce does well when we stick it in the refrigerator. However, for other types of produce the refrigerator is a big mistake. Why?
Time for your moment of science math quiz. Ready? Which of the following numbers is larger: 90 or 50? 16 or 14? 9 or 7? But, this was a psychology quiz not math
Last time we discussed "acalculia,"the condition whereby people with neurological damage, say by stroke, find themselves suddenly unable to work with numbers.
Remember those painful bee stings of your childhood? Wouldn't it be nice to have a repellent to ward them off?
Are you hungry right now? It could be because your brain doesn't have enough leptin.
The closer that numbers presented to us are, the longer it takes us to compare them. This suggests that we solve such problems with a mental number line.
Ever notice how a little cologne can be attractive, but too much is totally repellent? That principle is used by cycads, an ancient type of cone-bearing tree.
Did you know that some plants might actually "talk" to one another? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Do you know how the dinosaurs went extinct? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Have you heard that hot peppers might be the key to a new type of anesthetic that blocks pain without making you numb or paralyzed?
What's the world's oldest living animal? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Have you heard of popcorn worker lung? Over the past few decades, several workers at popcorn plants developed a lung disease that permanently scars the airway.
Where do the endangered green sea turtles spend their early years?
Potatoes are a vegetable, but they're full of starch and carbohydrates, so they can't be good for you right?
Trust is essential to social interaction among humans. However, have you ever wondered why we trust other people at all?
If you were a pregnant female moose, where would you rather give birth? Deep in the forest? Next to a busy highway? Confused?
Whether you find chirping musical or annoying, males need it to attract female mates. Male crickets on the Hawaiian island Kauai, have a problem.
Pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cut or scrape and an instant foam of tiny bubbles appears. But where do the bubbles come from, and do they really help?
A common Reed, Phragmites australis, is a non-native invasive plant that's taken over hundreds of thousands of acres of wetlands along the East Coast of the US.
Most creatures run the other way when they detect a forest fire, but not beetles of the genus Melanophila, or "fire beetles/bug" or the "fire bug".