Alzheimer's disease has well-known effects with seemingly few methods of treatment. New research may shed some hope on this subject.
Frogs are known to have some deadly toxins at their disposal. But if they're so deadly, how do they keep from poisoning themselves?
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is known today as a part of major surgery. But what did its discoverer have in mind?
Blood is often associated with the color red, but that isn't true for all species. Learn about the special case of fish in the Antarctic.
Honey badgers might look like friendly mammals, but they're among the fiercest animals on the planet.
Today's Surprising Science looks at the emerging field of astromycology and how fungi might just hold the key to our space exploration efforts.
Our last Surprising Science took us out of this world to learn more about how scientists determine potentially habitable planets. Today, we’re back on Earth to look at how some of our smallest life forms are impacting the art world.
How does introducing a new species impact an environment? The unique case of the Lazarus lizard shows there's more than one possible outcome.
Scientific breakthroughs can come from some surprising sources. Today's episode of Surprising Science looks at how different branches can create breakthroughs in other fields.
Scientific breakthroughs can come from surprising sources. In the second installment of this series, we look at another recent example of this.