A pediatric urologist explains how the bladder and the brain communicate to wake you up when you need to ‘go’ – and how that communication might break down.
Animals often give birth to litters of more than one offspring at a time. But are those babies twins?
Flies often beat out competitors for food because of their specialized sensing organs called antennae.
Recent research suggests blood vessels are the key to why fingers and toes turn pruny and pale after being submerged for a while.
An ophthalmologist explains how important tears are to keeping your eyes feeling good and working well – whether you’re on dry land or swimming in a body of water.
You’re not allowed to visit the part of Nevada known as Area 51. That’s because it’s a top-secret government facility. But the secrecy has to do with spy planes, not space aliens.
Traditional businesses operate with an established solution to a known problem. Startups focus on a product or service no one else provides.
If an astronaut were to die on Mars, neither cremation nor burial would be good options.
Math is more than memorizing times tables and doing homework problems. It is woven into more aspects of your life than you might think.
Some people incorrectly say the Moon landings didn’t happen. But the evidence – and logic – isn’t on their side.
The United States has a two-party political system because of single-winner plurality voting.
An expert in high-end collectibles explains why certain items can become valuable – and also how they can lose worth.
You can squash small bugs by stepping on them, but can you crush even tinier microorganisms like viruses and bacteria? It turns out that you’d need to apply a lot of pressure.
Humans have figured out how to season their food with virtually every part of plants.
Maybe it was a nuclear war, devastating climate change, or a killer virus. But if something caused people to disappear, imagine what would happen afterward.
From fluffy crabs that wear sea sponge hats to worms that glow in the dark, scientists are constantly finding amazing new life forms in the ocean.
There was one central reason the Civil War happened.
A researcher who studies ways to help students become better readers and writers describes how to create a homework habit using a loop: cue, routine, reward.
Some rocks will burn, and others will melt, depending on how they were formed and what minerals they contain.
Called your ‘inner voice,’ it develops along with your reading skills.