Here's a perplexing question involving an everyday object, how can light bounce off a mirror?
Domesticated cats tend to show much less variety. A Siamese and a tabby are both shaped like, well, cats. While there are many different breeds of dogs.
Would you drink sewer water? Probably not, but soon millions of people in Southern California, and possibly other places, will be drinking purified sewer water.
When you think about sexually transmitted diseases, I'm willing to bet a housefly isn't a thought. Flies can catch a fungus called Entomophthora muscae.
The Atlantic herring is one of the most abundant fish on Earth. It's long been known that herring make chirp-like sounds, especially when startled or in danger.
Remarkably, when someone cracks a whip they actually make the tip of the whip move faster than the speed of sound. The crack is actually a miniature sonic boom.
Landslide! Hundreds of tons of rock and soil are careening toward you at enormous speed. Little dainty flowers still standing, blades of grass unbent. How??
In the middle of the last century, British mathematician Alan Turing proposed the following test for determining whether a computer could think...on its own!
If you've ever walked through a flower garden in bloom and thought you smelled something unpleasantly pungent, you may not have been imagining things.
Why is it when you slowly pull off transparent tape it can leave behind opaque white lines on the tape..?
Why is it so hard to disguise or unlearn an accent? You might coach a New Yorker to simply pronounce his R's--"New York," not "New Yawk"
Have you ever had a mole out in the backyard that spends all day digging tunnels through your lawn? Try to be too mad, it's just looking for food.
The flowers of Rafflesias are the largest in the world. But the rest of the plant is minuscule and has no leaves, roots or stems.
Now you can get a flu vaccine without getting a shot. Instead, you can get the flu mist. Like nasal spray, but you get weakened flu viruses up your nose.
A unique cat-sized mammal has been discovered by scientists in the mountains of Tanzania. It's quite the strange little critter.