Can spending enough time under a very bright moon get you tan?
How do you know the sun didn't just explode? We aren't talking about the everyday, run-of-the-mill controlled explosion the sun is always doing, but a big boom.
Is your houseplant moving or is that just an optical illusion?
One of the fundamental ideas of scientific thinking can be summed up in the phrase: "Correlation does not imply causation." That can be very confusing.
It may sound far-fetched, but humanity faces a major potential danger: someday, there might be a gigantic explosion on the sun.
If you are packing for a trip to the desert, would it be better to pack light or dark clothes?
Ever wonder why there are so many dead snakes in the road? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Bad news: The sun is going to burn out and life as we know it will be over. Good news: We've still got 5 billion years left.
As it turns out, life may not be limited to orbits around sun-like stars.
It's not as difficult as you might think to look into the past.