Scientists found that nearly identical genes play key roles in the formation of the eyes in mammals and fruit flies.
It is well known that city dwellers are more prone to experience anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. Why?
Try balancing a baseball bat on your hand. With some experimenting, you'll find that the bat stays up longer if you put the heavy end up. Why?
According to a new study, taking more time to chew could help you better control your weight.
You've seen the recycling logo, three arrows pointing around in an endless loop. This is a little misleading though. Find out why!
Creating diamonds is a tricky business. It can be difficult to tell whether the diamond is real or synthetic.
Tyndall formed a boys club at an agricultural school in England. The club secretary kept a notebook listing questions the boys wanted to know more about.
In order to point at the poles your arms must not only point northward and southward, but downward.
Today, recombinant DNA is used to make insulin and the clotting factors hemophiliacs need. Who made this amazing discovery?
Did you know that the thaumatrope was invented by an English physician named J. A. Paris in 1926?
Are you familiar with the study done by Wolfgang Miltner at Friedrich Schiller University in Germany?
They prowl in the dark, soar through starlit skies... they are vampire bats and they're looking for blood!
Is there such a thing as poisonous rats? (We think it would make a great horror movie!)
Scientists are using bone histology to sort things out. They've already concluded that Stygimoloch, was a juvenile Pachycephalosaurus, not a new species.
Teens are not dumb. In fact, they're pretty smart. What they often lack is what psychologists call impulse control.
Have you ever noticed that Siamese cats are cross-eyed? In fact, that's the only way a Siamese cat can see straight.
It seems that bacteria can have a sweet tooth for many types of fuel. Scientists have to remain vigilant to protect pipelines from erosion.
Here's an odd thing about weightlessness: if it were possible to live in the center of the earth we would be weightless there, too!
Oddly enough, a solution of 70% alcohol, that is, rubbing alcohol, is a more effective antiseptic than 100% alcohol. Another case of where more is not better.
It's a fact, we love adorable things, but we still don't really know why.
An asteroid will whiz by Earth at 29,000 miles per hour. That could cause a big impact, but do we really have anything to worry about?
We click 'Save' constantly, but what's actually going on when we do?
In the contest of pet superiority - dogs versus cats - who knew that drinking method was even a topic?
The Obama administration offers some hope but no change on the matter of extraterrestrial contact.
Over the last century, Nobel Prizes in the sciences have increasingly been awarded to older researchers.
From subtle tropisms to blazing fast pollen release mechanisms, plants are moving constantly.
Some people report seeing colors when they read text or tasting flavors when they listen to music. Elevated neuronal responsiveness could be to blame.