Have you heard about the newest metals? They have been given temporary names, Ununquadium and Ununhexium.
Soap has been used for cleaning for many years, but it wasn't until modern chemists began to understand its structure that anyone knew how soap worked.
Have you had to scrub your bathtub to get rid of soap scum? Learn why soap doesn't dissolve in your water.
Many ocean-going life forms draw calcium from the water around them, and use it to secrete a hard exoskeleton, seashells for example.
The most common hypothesis why birds' eggs are speckled is that the speckles help camouflage the eggs, making them harder for predators to see.
Bones are not just for structural support, but are also dynamic organs, containing active living cells and with blood vessels and nerves running through them.
Many brain disorders remain untreatable. Can new MRI technology lead doctors to the solution?
Astronauts and people on bed rest can experience gradual bone loss that increases their risk of fracturing a bone. Here's why.
Sweat is good. When you’re too hot, the sweat evaporating on your skin can cool your body off. Sweat also provides a good waste disposal system for your body, getting rid of toxins and other waste products as it cools you down. However, for top athletes who sweat a lot, too much of a good thing can spell trouble. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
For penguins, laying eggs can be one dangerous job. Learn more on this Moment of Science.