What kind of information does the brain need--and what processes does it go through--to convert a view of something into knowledge about that thing?
Learn about what physicists call a "fictitious force", on this Moment of Science.
What happens to helium balloons in a car when the car stops suddenly?
You've been on a treadmill for a while and then suddenly step off. Why do you feel like you're moving much faster than you think you should be?
One of the most impressive feats of muscular coordination in nature is the very common instance of a frog darting out its tongue in order to catch a fly.
The octopus tentacle surprisingly acts in much the same way as the human arm when transferring tasty morsels from sucker to mouth.
Nowadays everybody knows there are nine planets in our solar system, but that information was hard won.
There are some balls that are specifically designed not to bounce. The question is, how do these so-called 'dead balls' not bounce?
In our high-tech, wireless world, space flight is no longer as big a deal as it once was. Still, a rocket launch is a big deal. Even small-scale rockets are relatively large, complex machines requiring a huge amount of force to propel them beyond the earth’s atmosphere and into space. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Could you escape a falling elevator by simply stepping out? Learn more on this Moment of Science.