Here's a simple experiment you can do at home with your kids. Somebody's bound to learn something.
What do the Ebola virus, anthrax, and the avian flu have in common?
Scientists manipulated the H5N1 virus, and found that, with just a few genetic mutations, it could be passed from one ferret to another through a sneeze.
Whether from playing too much basketball or jogging in ill-fitting sneakers, we've all had blisters. But what are blisters, and how do they form?
The world is full of bizarre things, and none more so than the eerie tale of the mysterious black stones!
Everyone has experienced the queasy sensation. Yet scientists actually know very little about what causes nausea.
In movies like Call of the Wild, huskies pull sleds for hundreds of miles over the Alaskan tundra. A Moment of Science wonders, what kind of dogs are sled dogs?
Does the amount of sleep I get affect how likely I am to catch a cold?
I've heard that owning a dog or cat can be a good way to deal with stress and ward off depression. Is that true?
Although most us think of cockroaches as vermin, they do have a useful ecological role.
People around the world have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD. And many are on drugs, like Ritalin, to help with the disorder.
Have you ever laughed so hard that milk came out your nose?
Do you ever get choked up during a sad movie? Does it feel like a lump in your throat?
How much damage can one little peanut do? An awful lot for those who are allergic.
Anyone who spends an extended period of time in space faces serious medical problems due to the near total absence of gravity.
Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.
A team of chemists and microbiologists has put a new spin on a type of photography: a small‑scale spin, to be precise. They photograph bacteria!
I hate going to the dentist. In fact, I openly fear it. Yet I've never actually had a really bad or painful experience with a dentist.
Have you ever heard the color blue? Or tasted the musical note F-sharp?
I'm not a math person. Anytime I have to deal with numbers, let alone solve an actual math problem ‑‑ which, thankfully, is not often ‑‑ it's almost painful.