More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?
Do antiperspirants stop all kinds of sweat? How do they work?
Plastic wrap clings for two reasons: it's elastic and it's sticky. Let's explore the chemistry beneath the elasticity and stickiness of plastic wrap.
What is positive phototropism and why does it matter?
In the 1840s, a new painting by Jean Francois Millet was unveiled in Paris. But, horror of horrors, no one seemed to like it!
A team of scientists wondering if some bees might be natural risk takers decided to put that question to the test.
Many studies have shown that caring for a dog is a great way to get more exercise, relieve stress, and generally improve quality of life.
We can all hum the song from the "Jungle Book", but what really are the bare necessities for a big bear?
When did nylon make its big debut? Before its creation, scientists dreamed of a synthetic material that could take the place of silk.
When you take a roast out of the oven, the inner temperature will continue to rise by five degrees. How is it possible for the temperature to rise?
Most people have discovered that if you step on a crack, it won't break your mother's back.
You probably visit a gas station every few days, but have you ever paid attention to octane numbers?
We tend to think of glass as fragile--but in fact, glass is pretty strong stuff.
Did you know that the majority of the world's barley harvest is destined for beer production.
A plant's nightlife may not include dining and dancing, but it does play an important role in its flowering season.
Females can activate their testes and deactivate their ovaries.
A food Calorie represents the amount of energy that will raise the temperature of one kilogram of water one degree Celsius.
A jar of honey that's been opened and resealed can stay on the shelf for years. Archaeologists have even found ancient jars with unspoiled honey inside.
Quartz is a mineral... but how does it help your watch keep time?
Around age 20, we begin to lose neurons to the process of aging. By 75, nearly one-tenth of the neurons you were born with have died.
Learn this old sailing trick and find your way back to shore!