Quartz is a mineral... but how does it help your watch keep time?
Iamblichus is known for having written books about the Pythagoreans--a mystical sect of early Greek philosophers who investigated numbers.
Workers who regularly use jackhammers and other large power tools often suffer from what's known as hand-arm vibration syndrome.
Forget cell phones! Tin can telephones are the way to go. Learn how they work and how to build your own!
Termites have been known to produce thumping or rattling sounds in their subterranean homes.
The early bird catches the worm. But, how do Robins find worms?
You probably imagine that your ears are rather passive, but they can play a surprisingly active role too. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
It's time once more for the Science Hero Award, where we recognize someone from history who did terrific things to advance human understanding.
You know how animals are supposed to be able sense disasters before they happen? Well some believe it’s a myth, though there are lots of reports of animals behaving strangely days before the tsunamis hit in Indonesia. Hundreds of thousands of ants were seen scurrying away from the beach. Elephants, dogs, and zoo animals were all reported to have been acting strangely. What can explain it? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Termites are often regarded as gluttonous creatures because of the billions of dollars of damage their appetites generate every year for homeowners, but would you believe that termites are actually picky eaters? Learn more on this Moment of Science.