NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon fairly soon. However, there are a few kinks to work out, like what to do about moon dust.
Did you know that during a rock show, the drummer's heart rate can get as high as 179 beats per minute? That's in the same range as professional athletes.
Fire is a chemical reaction between oxygen molecules and some kind of fuel. This reaction releases the heat and light that we call fire.
On the American plains, squirrels are the food of choice for both the coyote and the badger.
There are many myths about mosquito bite cures, like using banana peels or toothpaste.
If you've ever rubbed your eyes and seen faint sparkles of light, you have demonstrated a surprising fact of sensory physiology.
Termites have been known to produce thumping or rattling sounds in their subterranean homes.
Cowboys in Western movies sometimes puts their ear to the ground to listen for a stampede or wagon train. Elephants can also communicate by hearing vibrations.
Rose bushes and other plants have a time honored method of communicating with yellow jackets and other wasps.
Did you know that around 20% of kids missed school last year because of back pain caused by backpacks?
Fanning the logs can make them burn brighter, even if the fanning temporarily extinguishes the flames.
A study on elephant memory shows that having a strong memory helps elephants survive in the wild.
One of the most impressive feats of muscular coordination in nature is the very common instance of a frog darting out its tongue in order to catch a fly.
NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon for long missions. How are the astronauts going to stay in shape in zero or low gravity?
Did you know that crocodiles call from inside their eggs with a 'cheep' sound shortly before they hatch?
Zen masters are famous for being able to clear their minds and enter a state of sort of zoned-in wakefulness.
Owls use their giant, staring eyes and that amazingly swivel-prone neck as part of an overall system for catching prey.
If you're smart about what you eat, you might actually become smarter!
Winter transforms the way the environment sounds. The smoother and harder a surface, the better it reflects sound.
Unfortunately, evolution often detours along a crooked path until species become more "fit" for their environments.