For the last hundred years or so mpingo wood has been the primary material used to make clarinets and other small woodwind instruments.
The kilogram was officially defined as the mass of a particular cylinder of platinum alloy cast in 1889 and stored in a special vault in France.
Sometimes attitudes about genes can affect human behavior more than the genes actually do.
The noises that baleen whales use to communicate are being drowned out by the engines of ships at sea.
A decanter is a rather mysterious object that inspires questions about how to use it, and what function decanting actually serves.
A recent study shows that monkeys place a high value on satisfying their curiosity.
A recent study from the University of Copenhagen decided to examine the many cat skeletons at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen.
Research shows that when activities require thinking, we’re more prone to choke.
Every year, millions of birds are taken from places like Brazil to sell around the world, and it is devastating tropical bird populations.
In a preliminary report, researchers found that the personality traits we ascribe to different dog breeds have a basis in the dogs’ DNA.
In the same way that visual camouflage makes things hard to see, acoustic camouflage makes it hard for bats to see moths.
Recently, an international team of entomologists made a discovery highlighting the architectural abilities of termites.
Although it can’t talk, the five-foot tall Whooping Crane can communicate in a variety of other ways.