Were you bullied in school? New research shows your bully may not have been far from you in social hierarchy.
On a summer day, a thunderstorm can appear out of nowhere and disappear just as fast. What causes a storm to change so suddenly?
Say, "Ahh!" Why do we have tonsils and why are they sometimes taken out?
Most folks know René Descartes as a philosopher, but he was also one of the best scientists of his day.
The Cartesian diver, named after French philosopher and scientist René Descartes, works because of several factors.
Why does a sheet of tin foil float but a ball of tin foil sink?
Any chimpanzee from Kibale National Park in Uganda will tell you, being top banana has its advantages. But, there are many disadvantages as well.
Tree lines are on the move. Learn how moving tree lines impact animals and other plants.
One study found that teenage cannabis use could increase the risk of psychotic illness by forty percent.
Scientists suspected that two populations, African savannah and African forest elephants, were separate species because of their size differences.
An A Moment of Science listener wrote to us: I keep hearing about the hidden costs of fossil fuels like coal. What exactly does it mean? What are hidden costs?
To stretch or not to stretch. New research shows that stretching might not be needed before a workout.
Why is it okay to bleach cotton cloth, but not wool?
It's time once more for the Science Hero Award, where we recognize someone from history who did terrific things to advance human understanding.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Where did our planets come from?
Why are the planets where they are instead of somewhere else?
There's physics and science behind a ship's wake.
Two psychologists at Iowa State University, Stacey Sentyrz and Brad Bushman, conducted a telling experiment using nothing other than cream cheese and bagels.
The Earth is made up of plenty of elements but Chromium is uncommon. This has scientists puzzled.
According to many studies over the past decade, mothers living near high traffic areas are more likely to give birth prematurely.
By synchronizing movements and huddling with one another, Emperor penguins can stay warm in the coldest place on Earth.
Animals can have some pretty funny and interesting scientific names. See how many you can name!