Electrically stimulating a part of the brain of patients undergoing surgery induces laughter followed by an immediate feeling of relaxation and happiness.
In the 1940s biologists George Beadle and Edward Tatum wanted to “find out what genes do by making them defective.”
While studying Heliconia flowers in Costa Rica, biologists noticed that they were clearly choosing their pollinators, but they still didn’t know how the flowers could tell one hummingbird from another.
Entomologists found that potato leafhoppers, which are migratory pests, arrived in the fields an average of 10 days earlier in 2012 than they did in the early 1950s.
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University did a collaborative study in which they tried to find the ultimate limit of how far out we could predict the weather.
According to a recent study conducted by two pizza-eating physicists in Rome, wood-fired brick ovens are the cause of an Italian pizza’s perfection.
One of nature’s most basic and subtle shapes is the winding, back and forth S-curve of a meandering river.
In 2018 a team of American astronomers announced the discovery of the most distant solar system body yet discovered.
By studying cockroaches, scientists can learn a lot about the relationship between individuals and groups, and what they learn might be applicable to people, too.
Scientists hypothesize that people rely on some general mental scheme of what apples look like to remember the Apple logo.