Contrary to what you might think, Popeye the Sailorman had it all wrong. Learn about spinach on this Moment of Science.
Could your lungs actually freeze from breathing too hard in the frigid cold? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Learn about the differences between soft-shelled and hard-shelled crabs on this Moment of Science.
Ever wondered if Olympic athletes are trully gifted genetically? Or does all their success come purely from hard work?
What do worms and old people have in common? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Today’s Moment of Science unravels the parts of metabolism. But first, what is metabolism really? Statements like “he can eat a lot because he has a fast metabolism” are somewhat misleading. Metabolism isn’t about the digestion of food in your stomach; it’s the name given to all of the chemical changes that occur in an […]
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? If you can, you might be what some people call “double-jointed.” But, A Moment of Science wonders, how could anyone have double joints?
The chemicals that cause this reaction are stored in our nerve endings, and when we die, they’re gradually released.
Recent research has shown that caffeine can actually boost a runner’s endurance and thereby improve his time by 10 to 15%. These days research is showing that in moderation caffeine really isn’t so bad for the body.
Water weight doesn’t mean that you’ve been drinking too much–it means that you haven’t been drinking enough and that your body has detected a water shortage and is retaining water.