Not getting enough sleep can eventually clog arteries, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.
When you don’t get a lot of sleep, you sometimes feel like a zombie all day. Some people believe that they are, in fact, the walking dead. Cotard’s Syndrome is a rare condition where patients...
There’s a big gap between how we act in virtual reality and how we act in real life, as scientists who did an experiment focused on yawning found out.
Milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars eat, has been declining due to the use of glyphosate herbicides on agricultural fields.
When people are better at differentiating their negative emotions, they're less likely to become aggressive when they feel angry.
When scientists studied parrot genes involved in brain development, they were surprised to find some unexpected similarities with humans.
An international team of scientists in Antarctica have discovered that there was a 30% increase in atmospheric nitrous oxide at the end of the last ice age.
In a 2015 study of Chimpanzees, the animals were observed seeking out and drinking alcohol.
Termites play an important role in maintaining the delicate ecology of rainforests.
A recent study found that people tend to become more trusting with age, and that being more trusting could help to increase overall happiness.
Different types of human impact such as climate change, land use, pollution and invasive species all interact to influence ecosystems.
The tufted deer is a somewhat shy species, usually only active around dawn and dusk, hanging out alone or in pairs.
Scientists have found that as recently as 5,000 years ago, giant pandas had a much more diverse diet than they do today.
In 2018 an international team of researchers reported that people who are more sensitive to the bitter taste of caffeine actually tend to drink more coffee.
When we’re trying to fall asleep, white noise can create a masking effect that blocks sudden changes in sound.
If you want to zip around the Milky Way, the speed of light is too slow, since the next closest star to Earth is four-and-a-half light years away.
Some insects and spiders produce a milk-like substance to feed their offspring.
The Dracula ant moves faster than the cheetah, even if it doesn't run faster.
In New York, the sea has risen a foot over the past century, and in Maine, a half foot. How can we explain that difference?
In a recent experiment, crows were able to judge the weights of objects simply by watching how they behaved in a breeze.