Many gorillas in zoos are overweight and dying of heart disease in their twenties and thirties when they could live to be twice that age.
Who would win a thirty meter race: Olympic champion Usain Bolt, or a neon flying squid?
I'm writing during flu season, and it seems like this is one of the worst outbreaks in a while. Any idea what's causing it?
Did you know that low concentrations of drug residue survive sewage plants and end up in water downstream from wastewater facilities?
Researchers have noticed that baby rats whose mothers spent more time fussing over them grew up to cope better with the challenges of laboratory life.
A hot shot attitude might annoy your friends and coworkers, but could it be dangerous too?
When sweat evaporates, it cools the skin, and panting releases heat through the mouth. So how do cats keep from overheating if they don't seem to sweat or pant?
No sooner are they blown out, then they re-light and can be blown out again. How can a candle light itself?
If you suffered from the neurological disorder called "facial agnosia," you might not recognize the faces of close friends and family. How could this happen?
It's no surprise that guys are more into video games than girls, it's science!
Ever notice how angered you get when you’re waiting for someone to leave a parking spot that you want? Learn why on this Moment of Science.
In the middle of the last century, British mathematician Alan Turing proposed the following test for determining whether a computer could think...on its own!
Have you ever been lying in bed, about to fall fast asleep when your leg jerks suddenly, snapping you awake?
Have you ever bought coffee for someone to butter them up? A group of scientists set out of discover if this angle really works.
Say you're about to take a test or give an important presentation at work, would you rather be calm and collected or angry and agitated?
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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