Why you shouldn't freak out when your dad calls you by the dog's name
December 29, 2018, 8:45 a.m. by Starre Vartan
Don't be insulted by the slip — it's the way the human brain works.
Why paper books and the independent bookstore aren't dead
December 28, 2018, 11:08 a.m. by Starre Vartan
Turns out all those dire predictions were wrong.
A common houseplant with a DNA boost could be the super-detox your house needs
December 27, 2018, 9:15 a.m. by Starre Vartan
Our homes have much more polluted air than outdoors, but plants can help.
Why we should ban glitter, just like we banned microbeads
December 17, 2018, 10:43 a.m. by Starre Vartan
Made of plastic and metal, it harms our oceans just like microbeads.
He may not have conquered the Pacific, but he sure did get our attention
December 14, 2018, 2:17 p.m. by Starre Vartan
Ben Lecomte's epic swim was all about focusing on the state of our oceans.
Now we know how much starlight the universe has ever created
December 4, 2018, 12:44 p.m. by Starre Vartan
Scientists used the Fermi gamma-ray telescope to calculate it over time.
This fascinating Maori belief says we're all 'walking backward into the future'
December 3, 2018, 10:43 a.m. by Starre Vartan
We can't know the future, but it helps to understand the past.
Yes, the Vikings raided, but they also established thriving cities
November 26, 2018, 2:26 p.m. by Starre Vartan
The popular image of Vikings needs an update.
5 birds that could steal your toddler
'Super mom' spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow
Say hello to the Goliath birdeater spider
What to do with the remains of a beloved pet
The strange yet beautiful science behind animal eyes
What's that sound? 7 wildlife calls you might hear in your backyard