A Moment of Science
Something I Ate11/19/14
The stomach "flu" is actually food poisoning, and you might be the cause of it.
Lighter Than Air
Contrary to popular belief, human flight actually began in the 18th-century when scientists learned how to harness the power of different gases.
Despite their immensely complex thoroughfares, ants never have traffic jams. How do they do it?
Despite being touted for their health benefits, antioxidant supplements might do little more for you than snake oil.
The Color of Dark
Hawkmoths not only have excellent night vision, but they can distinguish between colors in the dark.
Giant Asteroid Headed Towards Earth!*
*Beware of alarmist headlines. The odds are slim when it comes to giant Earth-bound asteroids.
Healing Skin Through Smell
Your schnoz may hold senior status in matters of smell, but other parts of your body, like your skin, can make scents of things on their own.
The Spider: Predator or Prey?
Spiders meticulously weave their deathtrap and, on occasion, get caught in it when outsmarted.
Quaternary extinctions: A prehistoric murder mystery?
About 178 species including the woolly mammoth and the saber toothed cat disappeared tens of thousand of years ago. What brought about their demise?
Parents begin talking to their babies as soon as they're born.
The Whole Truth On Whole Grains
whole grain,, fiber, antioxidants, germ, endosperm, bran, seed, fiber content
Mood and Cognition
Mood affects cognitive performance—sometimes negatively, sometimes positively.
Penguin Buddy System
Two heads are better than one for disoriented orphan penguins trying to finding their way back home.
The Steam Alarm
Photoelectric smoke detectors are triggered by airborne particles, including steam.
Birth of the Moon
Where did the moon come from? Here's a crash course on lunar beginnings.
The patch imparts increasingly smaller doses of nicotine over time to help the addict gradually break smoking habits without withdrawal effects.
Do you know where cinnamon comes from? Bark from a Sri Lankan laurel tree.
Shelter From the Storm
When gentians sense the cold air that precedes a downpour, they shutter their petals from the rain to protect their pollen.
Anthrax is an infectious disease caused when spore-forming bacteria enter the body.
Are We Confusing the Birds?
Our electrical gadgets are jamming migratory birds' navigational senses.
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