Like many plants, onions have defenses to ward off creatures that may want to eat them. Their secret weapon is a kind of natural tear gas.
The Babylonians' calendar was passed down from civilization to civilization.
If you've ever spent even a few minutes with children, you've probably heard them ask a question or two. Or many more. Here are answers to a handful.
Sand may seem abundant when your toes are buried in it, but it's becoming scarce along many coastlines around the world.
If you're thinking about a smartphone, talk with your parents.
A teen asks why so many young people don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or the national anthem. The data shows that young Americans today do view the U.S. more negatively than older generations.
Moths and insects cluster around lights at night. Why?
Hillary Clinton got the most individual votes from US citizens in 2016, but Donald Trump won the most electoral votes.
An animal's poop may seem like something to avoid, but it's full of information about the creature that left it there.
Every person's blood is identified by type. Why does this matter?
Stories like 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Jane Eyre' are still relevant today.
There's really no reason you can't use binoculars to look into space – and in fact astronomers have been working on doing so for a long time.
Whistleblowers may stop bad behavior and protect others from harm.
Sweaty feet and certain cheeses have something in common that makes them reek – can you guess what it is?
Pizza might seem like a simple food, but it's uniquely equipped to excite our brains and thrill our taste buds.
In baseball, a pitcher can throw a ball that seems to curve away just as it crosses the plate. How do they do it? It's all about aerodynamics.
In some places, the ocean is almost 7 miles deep. Scientists exploring the ocean floor have found strange sea creatures, bizarre geologic formations and records of Earth's history.
Just the tiniest bit of light can let you see in the 'dark.' Here's how your eyes do it.
The first Martian might just be a human being.
Music doesn't get objectively worse over time. So why do older generations scoff at each new top 40 hit?