For most of us, a gentle touch from another human being every now and then is a nice thing. Could this be due to a special sensory receptor in our skin?
When it comes to thunderstorms, you may not be as safe as you think.
It is clear that sufficient sleep and health go hand-in-hand. But is it possible to get too much sleep?
Bursting balloons make a lot of noise. How can something so simple be so loud?
In this Moment of Science, we discuss the possible anticancer benefits of drinking green tea.
While clear causal links remain elusive, there is mounting evidence that some industrial chemicals may be hurting our brains.
There aren't too many of us who think leeches are cool--but they are still used in medicine, and now there is even a mechanical leech.
As it turns out, not everyone loves music. How is this possible?
Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.
Why are letters reversed in a mirror? Try this experiment with pen and paper.
Why does a sheet of tin foil float but a ball of tin foil sink?
Yes, the classic physics question is visited again. A Moment of Science learns about mass and gravity.
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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