A Moment of Science
Adding Up Missed Sleep12/16/14
Losing a couple hours of sleep each night adds up to major sleep deprivation.
If you believe that life deals a fair hand, you're more likely to worship celebrities.
How Do Polar Bears Drink?
Polar bears have evolved so that they don't need to drink liquid water.
Adapting to Starvation
Starvation can have devastating effects that unfold over multiple generations as a process of adaptation.
Beyond Post Partum
Post-partum depression does not adequately account for the range of anxieties that come with early parenthood.
When Wine Turns to Vinegar
Regardless of how old or pricey, good wine can go bad without quality corking.
The Better to Hear You
From bats to whales, echolocation helps certain mammals navigate environments with limited visibility using reflected sounds.
In case there was ever any doubt, Earth only has one moon.
Scientists prove crows are just as clever as they are fabled to be.
So Long, Sun
The bad news: The sun is going to burn out and life as we know it will be over. The good news: We've still got 5 billion years left.
The Leatherback Turtle: Part 2
To make matters worse, the leatherback sometimes mistakes the soft plastic refuse littering the ocean for its normal snack-of-choice, jellyfish
The Leatherback Turtle: Part 1
Leatherback turtles, immune to cold waters, lay eggs whose sex is determined by water temperature.
Is It Always Colder on Top of Mountains?
Where's the best place to keep warm, a mountain top or a valley? Well, it just depends...
Cats and Smoking
"Cigarette Smoke Can Harm Kitty, Too." (Science News)
Fear of Suffocation
Don't worry, there's plenty of air to go around, even in tight spaces.
Theory vs. Law
Saying a scientific explanation is "just a theory" does nothing to discredit its reliability.
The predator/prey relationship is complex, as predators sometimes hunt their food source out of existence.
Why Icicles Are Wavy
Icicles are lopsided formations, by nature.
Talking While Driving
Scientist proves that driving while talking on your cell phone makes you a road hazard.
Something I Ate
The stomach "flu" is actually food poisoning, and you might be the cause of it.
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