Did you know that scientists are studying how bugs survive in harsh, frozen environments to learn how to keep our ice cream cold?
You may have heard scientists use the term "parallax." Learn what a parallax is and how to calculate one!
We've all dropped a piece of food on the floor and ate it after thinking, "It's only been 5 seconds!" Is there any truth to this rule?
Why is it so difficult to stand on one foot with your eyes closed?
This is it! Scientists have finally found definitive proof of an alien civilization of incredible power! We found aliens! Oh, wait. Nevermind. It was a quasar?
What do British astronomers, little green men, and pulsars all have in common?
Could Archimedes have used mirrors to set Roman ships on fire?
Find out why the world, as we know it, is mostly empty space.
Have you ever double-dipped? It's not a big deal... right???
Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?
You may remember that Jimmy Carter installed solar panels on the White House. What happened to them?
Jokes go through so many changes but who invents them?
Learn how philosopher of science Daniel Dennett uses jokes to illustrate how evolution works.
How and why does clothing shrink in the laundry?
What is "genetic drift?" How does it affect an animal's genes and their genetic variation?
What non governmental industry was the first to use commercially produced photovoltaic solar cells?
Do you find yourself saying "Gotta" instead of "Got To?" Learn about verbal shortcuts!
Have you ever tried the Spicy Pepper Diet?
Did you know that your fitness level can be affected by where you live?
Have you ever been on an airplane and experienced turbulence?
Learn how airplanes use technology to avoid turbulence in the air ahead, and about systems that can help make flying a smoother, and safer, experience.
You'd need a massive trap and whole wheel of cheese to catch this 13.2-pound beast.
When a swarm of locusts hits, it devastates everything in its path. It would be helpful to know when they are coming... but scientists say no such luck.
Why can't we use evapolation to clean the spill, like with petroleum spills? What do chemical dispersants do?
Brain studies are making scientists look at human interaction in a whole new light.
The hottest lifeguard on the beach doesn't even wear a swimsuit. It's EMILY, the robot lifeguard!
Scientists are investigating alternatives for biodiesel fuel and have turned to butter!
August 1st was a pretty exciting day on the surface of the sun: flares, tsunamis, and lift offs OH MY!
A new high-tech testing system allows students to take their exams anywhere they can take their computer - but it doesn't allow for cheating!
Female lemurs on contraceptives smell different to potential mates than ones that are not.
A cute, little robot named Ranger has just set a walking record!
One man traveled 9,000 miles by sea on a bottle boat to relay his message about the importance of recycling.
The ancient ancestor of the modern donkey is actually still alive today!
This innovative and eco-friendly packaging even grows itself!
When you think of marsupials, like wallabies and kangaroos, you might believe them to be natives of Australia. But new evidence suggests that is unlikely.
Fact or fiction: Scientists may have found a way to power a rocket using poop. Fact!
In this day and age, it pays to get creative! Scottish scientists found a way to turn materials from one of their largest exports into biofuel for cars.
A study shows that malnutrition during early development is a likely cause of arthritis in moose.
Sometimes the best things come in small (and adorable!) packages. Warning: Photos may cause involuntary awww's.
A Moment of Science gathered the best Facebook science pages for your pleasure. What are some of your favorites?
Do you love Twitter? Well, @momentofscience compiled a list of top Twitter accounts all science lovers should follow. Who do you follow on Twitter?
This underwater, undercover operation can only be done by one special fish.
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Scientists at MIT look to nanoparticles to drastically improve immune-cell therapy.