The scientists found that drinking when thirsty activates the orbitofrontal cortex—an area of the brain linked to emotional decision making.
Fruit flies are unbelievably quick and agile: They can steer out of harm's way in under seven milliseconds!
An architectural term meaning leftover space, spandrel is used in science to describe evolutionary byproducts.
Male parrots' fluorescent feathers set all the girls' hearts a flutter.
The Velociraptor wasn't nearly as big and scary as in the movie Jurassic Park, but it was just as deadly.
Photographic memory is a myth. People with uncanny memorization skills are just really good at organizing information on familiar topics.
Climate change isn't just about rising tides overtaking land; climate change may destroy vast oceanic ecosystems.
Solar energy may be sustainable, but it's not efficient. Scientists trade silicon for perovskite to give solar cells a boost.
Jellyfish turn up in the unlikeliest of places...a Wisconsin sandstone quarry.
Long before animals roamed the earth, Prototaxites existed—a twenty-foot organism that some scientists classify as a giant fungus.