A Moment of Science
How Long‑Necked Dinosaurs Drank07/03/15
Long-necked creatures like giraffes (and likely dinosaurs, too) have special arteries to keep healthy blood flow to the brain.
Ancient Medicine for Parkinson’s Disease
Ancient Eastern herb, gou teng, may be the best way to treat Parkinson's Disease.
Courting, for these orchids, is a game of smoke and mirrors.
Getting a joke is like cracking a code.
Small seahorse and large seahorse pairs are more successful at reproducing than mid-sized seahorses. Here's why:
The Oldest Worlds
Scientists recently discovered Earth‑sized planets orbiting a star more than 11 billion years old.
Is Modern Medicine Working?
Types and occurrences of cancer are on the rise, prompting some to question the effectiveness of modern medicine.
From Sunlight to Liquid Fuel
Scientists are engineering a method for turning solar energy into fuel.
Losing Your Tail and Saving Your Genes
It does, because afterwards, they can still mate and pass on their genes.
European Fire Ants Wreaking Havoc
Invasive ants promote the growth of invasive plants.
Contortionists have unusually flexible spines and other joints.
Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?
Scientists pinpoint the gene that caused humans to evolve bigger brains than chimpanzees.
A Real Pain in the Gut
Acid reflux can cause scary and extremely painful symptoms. Know the facts.
A Whale Baby’s Legacy
Using computer models, scientists have discovered that baleen whales "hear" vibrations on their skull.
Why Aliens Won’t Eat Us
If they exist, aliens give short shrift to humans as a food source.
NASA’s Gecko Grippers
NASA has designed a new grappling tool based on gecko foot grips.
If human consciousness developed over the course of evolution, why not psychic powers?
Is Glass Solid?
Despite its solid appearance, glass is a slow-flowing liquid.
No Laughing Matter
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is reaching dangerously high levels in the atmosphere due to global warming.
Wings elevate butterflies from creepy, crawly status to majestic heights.
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