You may have seen episodes of CSI where the bad guys are catch by matching fingerprints. Now, science may be able to match their hand bacteria.
Do you own a pet? Chances are you're healthier than a friend who doesn't own a companion animal.
You love your grandmother's pearls but... are they real or fake?
Have you ever had a toothache and could not figure out which tooth was actually hurting? Frustrating right? Learn about the elusive toothache.
You may have held Mexican jumping beans as a child and wondered how they work. The answer may surprise you...
Learn about 24 Themis, one of the largest known asteroids.
When you bite into a pepper you feel a burning sensation on your tongue. How does this happen.
When a cat is happy they will purr. A Moment of Science examines the theories and causes of purring.
Say you want to bring some supplies up to your satellite... could you just lower a rope down to earth and haul it up?
If you want to reach from a geostationary satellite to earth using a rope does the rope's thickness matter?
We've been imagining that we're sitting in a geostationary satellite. That's a satellite that orbits the equator at the same speed and direction.
You've heard of first-hand and second-hand smoke but what do you know about third-hand smoke? Find out on A Moment of Science.
There is a popular myth that says you can multiply a dog's age by seven to find their "real age." Find out what is wrong with this method.
Why should triathletes be worried? Because they are prone to dying suddenly.
Have you ever felt better after laughing? Laughter can be one of the best medicines. Find out why on A Moment of Science.
What happens to helium balloons in a car when the car stops suddenly?
Ever wonder why it is breezy at the beach in summer?
Check out our science hero award winner... Jules Verne!
Your doctor may have told you to avoid certain things if you have asthma. Is fast food something to avoid?
Why do meteors come when they do? What does the motion of the planet have to do with meteor speed?
The law of conservation of energy can be difficult to understand. Fear not, A Moment of Science is here to help!
According to a new study, larger animals tend to react much more slowly to physical stimuli than smaller animals.
After the country's most star-spangled holiday, NASA adds a few more to the stellar catalog.
Your burning science questions could be answered! Find out how.. and hurry! Deadline is approaching.
Find out about the new technology that is making it possible for blind drivers to get behind the wheel.
Rudeness in the work environment is shown to increase mistakes. In a medical setting this could be particularly dangerous.
Have you ever heard of QPM? It stands for "quality protein maize," a delicious and nutritious breed of corn that is anything but ordinary.
The European Grex project is developing a team of submarine robots to help scientists discover mysteries of the deep.
A study published this week shows that fish larvae exposed to elevated levels of CO2 in their larvae state are heedless to the scent of proximate predators.
Tibetans can now not only lay claim to the tallest mountain peak in the world, but also to having the fastest-evolving gene in the human race.
It's true that few people get to celebrate their 100th birthday party. It turns out genetics plays a big role.
Fireflies can put on quite a dazzling display. However, it is not us that they are trying to impress.
Scientists have known that birds can detect magnetic fields since 1968, but a new study asserts that birds can actually see them.
While we all know that a kiss and a Band-Aid could usually cure our tears, it didn't really make our injuries go away. But what if it could?
Conserving energy around the house may have a much bigger impact than you thought.
A scientist leads the investigation of the mysterious flying manhole covers that plague the streets of New York.
The common gray squirrel - with its exceptional mental and physical agility - is making biologists look twice.
Psychologists say suppressing anger is actually bad for your health, while showing emotion can encourage constructive communication.
This new aerial map lets people see their homes in infrared vision! Cool. But what's the point?
Scientists discover that high-fat diets actually dampen brain functions in test animals!
Dogwood tree populations are in serious trouble. Could fire be the answer?
The 5-year hunt for a mysterious and elusive killer may have finally reached its end.
Can liquid armor stand up to the force of a speeding bullet?
Is it a tiger? An exotic monkey? A beautiful songbird? Not so fast... This pet is not exactly what you'd expect to find in an English castle.
Will printed media, like books and newspapers, soon be a thing of the past?
Exactly how old is the oldest man-made object still floating in space?
Outer space doesn't exactly provide ideal growing conditions, but one little fruit may be up to the challenge.
Scientists hope a new cancer fighting method will reduce side effects of radiotherapy.
The Zephyr has been flying for over a week without landing, smashing the flight record for an unmanned aircraft.
We bet you have never seen a space video quite like this. No one has!