The real reason why eggs come in so many shapes and sizes may be childishly simple
June 26, 2017, 11:17 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
A childhood conundrum finally answered by science.
11 studies that prove pets are good for your health
June 12, 2017, 10:33 a.m. by Sidney Stevens
Check out the ways your 4-legged friends enhance your physical and emotional health.
Is water a taste, like sweet or salty? We might actually have taste buds for it
May 31, 2017, 1:22 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Water is essential to life, so it would make sense that we have a way of distinguishing it from other substances.
Breakthrough studies may finally explain why we sleep
May 25, 2017, 12:45 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
All animals need to sleep, but why? It's one of the great puzzles of biology, and it might finally have a solution.
Naked mole-rats essentially turn into plants when oxygen is low
April 20, 2017, 9:54 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
These resilient mammals can survive for hours in conditions that would kill humans in minutes.
The strange history of the man-eating lions of Tsavo
April 20, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by John Platt
The lions reportedly killed up to 135 people in 1898, but does the truth live up to the myth?
Bizarre new species of crab lives entirely in trees
April 11, 2017, 6:35 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Crabs might occasionally climb trees, but this is the first documented species that makes them home.
If animal testing doesn't translate to humans, should we keep doing it the same way?
April 10, 2017, 1:28 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Some researchers say it's time to look at lab animals as patients, not tools.
More trees than there were 100 years ago? It's true!
California is generating so much solar energy, it's paying other states to take it
There's a link between your birth month and certain diseases
12 plants that repel unwanted insects
In praise of 'scruffy hospitality'
14 famous people who mysteriously disappeared