If you've ever rubbed your eyes and seen faint sparkles of light, you have demonstrated a surprising fact of sensory physiology.
Do you remember seeing some blank squares at the end of the periodic table of elements? Those blanks were for elements we knew existed, but hadn't yet observed.
DId you know your brain has an 'alerting system'? When it detects a change, it can trigger eye and head movements to gather more information.
An organism's niche is what it needs to grow and survive. One way to coexist is to use different resources, also known as niche partitioning.
The same human capacity for making sense out of the jumbled data of experience also makes us easily fooled.
Ever wonder why there are so many dead snakes in the road? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Some sources have claimed that 90% of our cells are non‑human. But is that truly accurate? Cal Tech believes that estimate might be way off.
Fahreinheit is based on Earth's range of temperatures where the median falls at zero degrees.
The ocean is increasingly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, raising the water's acidity and endangering sea life.
Cats learned the pawing motion sometimes called "making biscuits" as kittens trying to nurse.