The legend of the vampire, Dracula, may have had its basis in a very real disease known as Hereditary Porphyria.
Sure, there are physical differences but outside of mammals, the terms "male" and "female" take on different meanings.
In mammals, the sex of a baby is determined by the chromosomes it inherits from its parents. But, the combination an animal inherits can be quite different.
There are some balls that are specifically designed not to bounce. The question is, how do these so-called 'dead balls' not bounce?
Sugar cubes crumble and fall apart when they get wet. What causes sugar to dissolve?
Could beet juice stop the signs and symptoms of dementia?
Smart baby videos are very popular among parents who think they help with their baby's language skills.
Promising an evening filled with "Aha!" moments, Windfall Dancers teams up with WFIU's A Moment of Science for a choreographic investigation.
If you lose your hand you may feel sensation in your cheek. Why?
Are you great at remembering all the details of a story, but lousy when it comes to remembering people's names...
Measuring movement is pretty tricky. Scientists are developing radar sensors that attach to people's shoes.
In 1928, Alexander Fleming was studying the bacterium, Staphylococcus, when some of the bacteria became contaminated with Penicillium...
Our bodies are also made up of living cells, the antibiotics have to distinguish between the cells in our bodies and the cells of the bacteria.
Is there truth to the saying, "sweating out a cold?"
Lots of studies show dreaming is part of our natural brain activity. So, why can't we remember what happens in our dreams?
Scientists have found evidence that plants can sense the presence of neighbors that might cast shadows on them at some future time.
You may have looked at your thermostat and saw a piece of metal. Learn how the metal strip controls them temperature of your house.
Do you ever find little fluffs of lint trapped in your bellybutton? What is that stuff, and where does it come from?
Can you imagine that the lowly clam would take on a role as water based pollution detector?
Bullying is bad. Those who are bullied suffer either physical or mental anguish, and often both. Except if you're a yellow bellied marmot.
Monotremes, like the platypus, lay eggs and don't have placentas. So how does the mother's body know when to start lactating?
Scientists dislike using the terms "cold blooded" and "warm blooded."
It neat, it's educational, and best of all, it doesn't involve anything that could explode or become poisonous or make a terrible smell.
Try this experiment at home to learn about the Archimedes' Principle
Time to clean out your medicine cabinet! Mercury thermometers are highly poisonous!
It is estimated that if you practiced eco-driving you could save $200-$400 dollars a year!
The Javan rhinoceros is one of the most rare animals in the world and it was just spotted on video tape.
Elephants cooperate and prove how smart they really are.
Your children can be a mystery. Here are some interesting things you may not have known about your young ones!
Can you imagine traveling 22,000 miles without a map? The Arctic Tern's migration is one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom.