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.
They may look gross and scary, but that's just them playing "opossum." We visit Wildcare Inc., to find out more about the "garbage collector of the forest."
The American Columbo plant doesn't flower until close to its 30th birthday, and then it promptly gives up the ghost.
Poison ivy can quickly turn your relaxing nature hike into a painfully itchy affair! Learn more about this toxic plant and how to steer clear of its path.
Crows are uncommonly intelligent. On this episode of Wild Science, we visit Wildcare Inc. to see all of what these brainy birds can do!
Some people believe that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. While this may be true, which mouth is more dangerous to people?
No sooner are they blown out, then they re-light and can be blown out again. How can a candle light itself?
Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.
Podcasting is a way to automatically download audio files on portable devices such as Apple iPods, other MP3 players, or on your computer for later playback.
To subscribe to a podcast, you first need software to detect and download the audio. Each podcast provides a URL to tell the software where to get the new audio content. All podcast software includes a field where you paste the URL of the podcast and a Subscribe button or other way to indicate you want to automatically download new content.
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