The silk trade was so valuable that anyone who tried to take silkworm eggs or mulberry seeds out of China was put to death.
WANTED--Superlative silk producers. Benefits include housing, unlimited food and protection from all predators.
How much more does an older runner have to run in order burn as many calories as a teenager?
It was one of the Earth's momentous times. Continents collided. Volcanoes erupted. Ocean currents shifted. Species ran amok.
In centuries past, it was not so uncommon to see scientists treating themselves like guinea pigs.
Modern preventive medicine has saved millions of lives. You'll be surprised to hear that Neanderthals may have helped ancient humans prevent disease with genes.
I recently read that a team of international scientists has decoded and published the entire genome of the naked mole rat. Why would anyone want to do this?
How carefully do you inspect the 'Nutrition Facts' when you're at the store?
Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!
Being too fixated on money can lead to less happiness.
Crocodiles are built for survival and that's how they swam the Atlantic.
A listener wrote to A Moment of Science about a fascinating phenomenon she noticed when heating water for tea in a microwave oven...
Researchers have been studying moose for years and one thing they've found is while arthritis in moose is genetic, it's also triggered by the environment.
Photocopying machines are fairly complicated devices, but the basic principal is pretty simple.
Cell copies are not perfect--the chromosome isn't copied all the way to the tip. That's where telomeres come in handy.
Supernovas explode with a bright burst of radiation, giving off as much energy in a few days as our sun will give off in its entire lifetime.
Is there still such a thing as a plesiosaur? What do we know about them?
Most people know illnesses like intestinal upsets can be caused by bacteria. They don't link bacteria with an illness like multiple sclerosis.