Learn about the technology needed to begin a Martian settlement.
If you grew up with a brother or sister, you probably know what sibling rivalry is like. For a spotted hyena though, sibling rivalry is a matter of life and death.
What are heat and cold receptors and how do they help regulate skin's temperature?
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Scientists are using soft materials such as rubber and liquids to build new robots.
The ancient Greeks believed that fire--along with earth, water, and air--was one of the four essential elements that made up the world. This might leave you wondering where fire truly fits in. What...
Figs seem simple, but they're much more complicated than they appear.
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If you're eating toast, and you accidentally bump it to the floor, it seems more likely to land buttered side down. This is one of the most common formulations of Murphy's law, the tongue-in-cheek...
An easy way to have a green thumb is by finding a plant that will thrive in your home or office.
Which species provides milk that is extremely protein rich and has three-times the caloric value of buffalo milk?
On a perfectly cloudless day, you may still see two or three long white lines smeared across the perfect blue sky by airplanes like smudges on a pane of glass. Why do airplanes sometimes leave...
Water jets may aid our search for life on Europa.
When a train enters a tunnel, it compresses the air in front of it like a piston. Unlike outside air, air in a tunnel can't be simply pushed aside--the tunnel walls are in the way.
The Wooly mammoth population on St. Paul Island became extinct approximately 5,000 years later than the Wooly mammoths of mainland Alaska.
You see, paper towels are made up of cellulose fibers, which also make up cotton, wood, and most other plants. These cellulose fibers are actually giant molecules that consist of many small...
One research study showed that deactivating amygdala cells in rats addicted to alcohol removed their urge to drink.
Skydiving has become an increasingly popular sport, although most of us haven't yet taken the plunge and only enjoy it from the sidelines. If you've seen video of skydivers in action, especially...
Fogbows are created in much the same way as normal rainbows are. The main difference is the size of the water droplets which affect the light's refraction. The smaller the droplets the less colors...
Amythas, an invasive species in the Midwestern United States, removes leaf litter from forest floors at roughly double the rate of earthworms.