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April 15, 2014

 

Macro photo of a person's light blue eye

Breaking The World Record For Not Sleeping

How long do you think is the world record for going without sleep? (Hint: It's a really, really long time.)

April 4, 2014

 

Photo of the International Space Station with Earth behind.

Sleeping In Space

Research has shown that people snore less in space. Could this have any ramifications has for us here on Earth?

March 24, 2014

 

Black and white photo of a ventriloquist's dummy talking to a Chimpanzee

Are Chimps Self-Aware?

The jury is still out on whether or not chimps are self-aware. Actually, the same goes for young children.

March 14, 2014

 

A fly sits on the edge of something

What We Can Learn From A Fly’s Ears

Flies are small, but in some cases, their sense of hearing is absolutely amazing.

February 27, 2014

 

A red chili pepper in the middle of a white plate

Another Good Reason To Go For Thai Food

One theories suggests there may be more to spicy foods than added flavor.

February 26, 2014

 

A group of bighorn sheep stand in the snowy mountains

Banging Heads!

While we humans get concussions pretty easily, bighorn sheep slam their heads into each other all the time without ill affects. How is this possible?

August 26, 2013

 

planets against a white background

The Color Of The Universe

Scientists have gathered detailed data measuring light from over 2,000 galaxies, some of which are up to several billion light years away from earth.

May 9, 2013

 

red rose in bloom

A Rose By Any Other Name

As the saying goes, every rose has its thorn. But, what we call thorns are actually not thorns at all.

April 22, 2013

 

temperature

Charming Fahrenheit

Unlike most countries, the U.S. still uses the Fahrenheit scale to tell the temperature. Why?

January 22, 2010

 

Bloody finger.

The Royal Plague

Being King isn't all it's cracked up to be. Learn about the "royal disease" that haunts the descendants of Queen Victoria.

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