Many indigenous people live in areas of low oxygen concentration with few adverse effects. The big question is, how do they survive?
Can you bend your thumb backwards until it touches your wrist? If you join your hands behind your back, can you lift them over your head without letting go?
On today's Moment of Science, we're talking about the giant weta, a record holder of the insect world that needs our protection.
Even without the guidance of organized religion, some animals instinctively know that it's a good thing to help others.
Imagine that you're an insect, and that you've fallen ill because some bacteria or parasites have invaded your body. What do you do?
Time once again for the Moment of Science Word of the Day. Ready? Today's word is: Gametophyte.
Have you ever laughed so hard that milk came out your nose?
Although most us think of cockroaches as vermin, they do have a useful ecological role.
In movies like Call of the Wild, huskies pull sleds for hundreds of miles over the Alaskan tundra. A Moment of Science wonders, what kind of dogs are sled dogs?
Today's A Moment of Science is about a creature who lends a whole new meaning to the phrase.