Need a way to make something large and expansive, small and compact for its journey to its final destination? Scientists are looking to origami to do just that.
What would you say is the deadliest animal on earth--the most dangerous, brutal, destructive? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Piranha--ferocious fighter or scavenging softie? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Ever wonder how websites like Amazon.com keep your personal information, like credit card numbers, safe from the internet bad guys? Well, here's the scoop.
Botflies are parasites that deposit larvae inside the noses of their hosts, including reindeer. To adapt, the deer learn elaborate behaviors to avoid the flies.
You've been on a treadmill for a while and then suddenly step off. Why do you feel like you're moving much faster than you think you should be?
"Heiligenshein," German for halo, is a glowing light around the head and shoulders of your shadow. Learn about this odd phenomenon on this Moment of Science.
Tidal waves actually have nothing to do with tides, and nothing to do with ordinary ocean waves. Find out what causes them on this Moment of Science.
The next time you long for the romance of the northern lights, switch on a fluorescent lamp! There may be less mystique, but the principle will be the same.
Scientists are using knowledge gained from Star Wars-watching locusts to help cars of the future avoid collisions. Learn how on this Moment of Science.
It's difficult to look at a vulture's conspicuous baldness without thinking of some crotchety old man having a bad day, but vultures are bald for a reason.
It's pretty easy to guess what most of your food is made of. There is one food, however, that might have you guessing animal, vegetable, or mineral...jello.
If you've ever driven on a highway during a heavy rain, you know about the danger of skidding. Learn how tire tread works on this Moment of Science.
Some methods of preserving food are easy to understand, but did you know that sugar helps to preserve food by causing microbes to literally die of thirst?
Recent studies have shown that people with musical training are better at picking out emotional cues in sound than people without the same musical background.
If the water inside a piece of popcorn is what makes it pop, why don't other grains pop as well? Find out on this Moment of Science.
The only reason some people have drowned in quicksand is because they've panicked. Learn how quicksand works, and how to escape from it.
In recent years, scientists have seen more and more cases where memory loss isn't just a natural consequence of aging. Sometimes it's caused by other factors.
Scientists have used computer models to show that planting crops with waxier leaves could help to reflect more sunlight and reduce global warming.
Did you know that people with red hair need more anesthesia during surgery than other people? Find out why on this Moment of Science.
Do certain colors affect how we think and behave, or how well we perform at work? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Looking for a seaside vacation spot? Consider Saturn's largest moon, Titan. There's no chance of getting sunburned, but you'll want to take a heavy parka...