An exercise physiologist explains how it’s a problem of communication between your brain and your body.
Gravity, mass and centrifugal force all contribute to the final shape of a planet.
The temperature of the Sun’s surface is about 6,000℃. But higher above the surface, in the atmosphere, it suddenly shoots up to more than a million degrees!
An infectious disease doctor explains the science behind COVID-19 vaccines at a level that children – and adults – of all ages can understand.
Planting a massive number of trees can help slow climate change, but it is only part of the solution.
Ever since moviegoers saw the first ‘Jurassic Park,’ millions have wondered if scientists could make a dinosaur in the lab.
Cassette tapes were the first great advancement in portable recording and playback. You can draw a direct line between them and the music apps on every smartphone today.
Consuming alcohol makes accidents more likely and it can harm your heart, your liver and even change your brain. But making the sale of beer, wine and hard liquor illegal flopped.
The Earth is constantly changing in natural ways, but most of those changes are very slow. Humans are speeding up other changes with global warming.
They can’t fly through the air but they can fly underwater.
Gravity is something every person on Earth intuitively understands: It is what keeps you on the ground. But how come gravity pulls down, rather than pushes up? Einstein came up with the answer.
They seem like a real thing but scientists have done experiments and found they’re actually a myth.
Billions of galaxies are in the universe, with billions of stars in every galaxy. Could billions of planets be out there too?
There are five basic things to address while starting your own company: Need, idea, product, setup and market.
People sneeze for many reasons and in many ways. One of them is to protect your airways from irritants and infectious disease.
Astronomers know a lot about what’s in outer space – and think it’s possible it never ends.
When the snake is ready to shed its skin, it rubs its body along rocks, plants and other rough things to peel the old layer of scales — often in a single, snaky piece.
According to a veterinarian, the behavior some people call ‘kneading the dough’ or ‘making biscuits’ is a clue your cat feels comfortable around you.
Poison can be a deadly defense that helps a mushroom make sure its spores are spread to new places to grow into baby mushrooms.
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