When fluid blocks the passage of oxygen into the lungs, the resulting suffocation is known as drowning, whether or not the person is submerged in water.
Flying may just be more dangerous than you'd previously thought.
Why don't tooth-brushing and mouthwash really help? Why makes garlic so persistently stinky?
Ever wonder how a breathalyzer test actually works? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Do you know exactly where your heart is located? How about your bladder?
We generally say the heart is on the left side of the chest because about two-thirds of its mass is to the left of the sternum.
NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon fairly soon. However, there are a few kinks to work out, like what to do about moon dust.
Have you heard of popcorn worker lung? Over the past few decades, several workers at popcorn plants developed a lung disease that permanently scars the airway.
Unfortunately, lying down in shallow water and breathing through a hollow reed won't work if you need a quick getaway. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
“Squares” was the somewhat rude but good-natured term used for people who have consistent, if perhaps a little bland, emotional lives. A long-term study conducted from 1942 to the present suggests that squares have the last laugh. Learn more on this Moment of Science.