I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?
Everyone knows that a sharp knife cuts better than a dull one, but do you know why, exactly?
Photocopying machines are fairly complicated devices, but the basic principal is pretty simple.
A listener wrote to A Moment of Science about a fascinating phenomenon she noticed when heating water for tea in a microwave oven...
Why can't we landlubbers focus underwater without goggles?
This is partly due to pollution, but even in the cleanest air the sky is lighter near the horizon due to the effect of earth's atmosphere on sunlight.
If a noisy neighbor is blasting music, drowning out your conversations and interrupting your sleep, you can call the police. But what is a whale to do?
Iamblichus is known for having written books about the Pythagoreans--a mystical sect of early Greek philosophers who investigated numbers.