Starved of environmental cues telling us when it's time to go to sleep, our sleep cycles are actually a little longer than twenty-four hours.
Can sleeping in a room full of plants can be dangerous? A common myth states that, at night, plants compete with people for oxygen!
A plant's nightlife may not include dining and dancing, but it does play an important role in its flowering season.
There's an interesting effect we can sometimes see regarding the moon. It happens when only a tiny sliver is visible shining on one side.
During a "meteor shower" bits of rocky material that enter our atmosphere from space burn up because of friction.
Owls use their giant, staring eyes and that amazingly swivel-prone neck as part of an overall system for catching prey.
Have you ever heard that older people need less sleep?
You probably feel like your sleeping schedule is out of whack in some manner. Either you sleep too much, too little, or wake up too often. In fact, the typical eight hour uninterrupted sleep is what’s really unnatural. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Could caffeine save someones life? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Who are these color-gifted critters? Hawkmoths. Almut Kelber from Sweden’s Lund University conducted an experiment that showed this surprising result. Imagine a room with a lot of artificial flowers in it, and the only ones with yummy sugar water in them are yellow or blue.