How many times have you heard a jet plane going over but not been able to find it even though you were looking toward where the sound was coming from?
In addition to providing a spectacular light show, and scaring us to death, lightning also helps fertilize the soil.
Find out which fish will survive best in your little fishbowl!
Iamblichus is known for having written books about the Pythagoreans--a mystical sect of early Greek philosophers who investigated numbers.
If a noisy neighbor is blasting music, drowning out your conversations and interrupting your sleep, you can call the police. But what is a whale to do?
Glowing cats and monkeys? No, you're not dreaming!
Learn more about the physics of hot air and why mountain tops are so cold.
Scientists used to think that for all its complexity, the brain was pretty static. But... is this true today?
When looking at a picture of the sun, how could you tell whether or not it's rising or setting?
I've heard that psilocybin, which is the hallucinogenic ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, can alter people's personalities and make them nicer. Is that true?
The little dimples on the golf ball... they're the subject of this Moment of Science.
To interpret a barrage of information, sharks have developed a relatively large and complex brain...
Clouds can range in color from brilliant white to almost black. Why?
Some species use their ears not just for hearing, but for communicating as well.
Do cats' movements when they play with toys reflect how they would hunt in the wild?
When we are in a fairly dark room, or outside at night away from lights, we can still see, but we can't see the colors of things very well. Why is that?
FAST is a new telescope that has panels that can shift position to create smaller curved dishes anywhere on its surface.
This is partly due to pollution, but even in the cleanest air the sky is lighter near the horizon due to the effect of earth's atmosphere on sunlight.
Why can't we landlubbers focus underwater without goggles?
It sounds crazy, but household refrigerators keep food cold by bringing liquid fluorocarbon to a boil.
Do your ears a favor in 2012 and resolve to turn down the volume.
A new study shows quitters using nicotine replacement therapy are just as likely to relapse as those who stop smoking cold turkey.
When the drugs we use to heal us create unintended monsters.
New calculations suggest the rending of neutron star crusts may afford astrophysicists a glimpse at the insides of these bizarre celestial bodies.