A Moment of Science
Link Between Memory and Sugar03/30/15
Blood sugar levels can impair brain health and memory formation.
Most caterpillars are harmless, but you don't want to take your chances.
Alcohol On A Wound
Alcohol creates a burning sensation on open wounds because it triggers your body's heat receptors.
My Ouch Ain’t Yours
Pain is experienced differently, as each person produces different levels of pain-numbing endorphins.
Rosetta Stones and Aliens
Can hieroglyphics teach us anything about communicating with alien civilizations?
Conan the Bacterium
Even global nuclear war couldn't wipe out this powerful strain of bacteria!
Distract Your Way to Weight Loss
How do you fight snack cravings? Distract yourself from food distractions.
It Takes One to Know One
Birds of a feather steal together (and suspiciously hide food from one another).
Scientists uncover the secret to geckos' gravity defying mobility: hairy feet.
Ghost in the Lab
Scientists trick the brain into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.
Yucca Flowers and Yucca Moths
Yucca moths and flowers depend on each other for reproduction.
Babies and Birds
In addition to hearing your voice, babies also rely on non-verbal communication to learn how to talk.
Plants Listen to the Relatives
Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.
Double-jointedness is a myth. Though you might be able to stretch your muscles twice as far as others, you you owe it to a single, extra-flexible joint.
Why Fish Smells More than Meat
The reason fish smell bad is partly chemical, partly psychological.
Rifts on the Moon
The man in the moon's face was actively formed by lunar geology.
Bats can create noise that disrupts other bats' sonar signals.
The claims that inbreeding causes genetic defects is greatly inflated due to social taboos against the practice.
Here's a life hack that every camper should know: kindling.
How Many Calories Are In Your Lunch?
Are you counting calories? Here's how food scientists get their figures.
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