We often think of our homes as clean and the outdoors as dirty, but it turns out that our homes actually contain a more diverse population of microbes than the dirt outside — and most of them came from you and your pets.
A dog’s nose knows best, even in the digital age. By now you’ve probably heard about the downfall of former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, who has said he will plea guilty to having paid minors for sex and having obtained child pornography.
Humans aren’t the only beings to reach for the medicine cabinet when they get sick. It turns out animals large and small know what it takes to cure what ails them.
Planning a vacation is a daunting task, so why not let big data take the reins? That’s exactly what data scientist Randy Olson did.
They’re ugly. They’re misshapen. They’re perfectly edible. But these fruit and veggies will never make it to the produce section in your grocery store.
Scientists have long puzzled over how our solar system’s planets formed, because this isn’t a process they can watch unfold.
Hummingbirds’ whole survival strategy is built around motion. Since they can’t afford to linger too long at one flower, they’ve evolved a way to drink nectar in a hurry.
The shifting seasons alter the way we feel about the world, but as it turns out, they also literally change the way we see the world.
Sure, a good book can forever change your perspective on life, but one book can literally save your life.
Researchers have unraveled the mystery of the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile, with help from another Leonardo da Vinci painting that uses the same clever technique.
There’s little doubt that if Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin or Jim Morrison headlined a concert today, it would be the hottest ticket in town.
Interactive before and after view of the #AnimasRiver @EPA triggered #Minewaste - http://t.co/iB4TP56DUl pic.twitter.com/0nervOkVrx — DurangoHerald (@DurangoHerald) August 7, 2015 The EPA, tasked with protecting human health and the environment, on Wednesday unleashed a torrent of toxic waste into Colorado’s Animas River while attempting to perform maintenance on an abandoned mine.
A plain bite of lettuce was "awesome," astronauts aboard the International Space Station concurred. It helped that it was a rare bite of fresh vegetable.
If you ask most skygazers to name their favorite meteor shower, the odds are good that “Perseid” will be the first word out of their mouths.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Nepal in April made headlines across the world. More than 23,000 people were injured and 9,000 killed.
Two species of highly toxic frogs have a bone to prick with their predators. Corythomantis greeningi and Aparasphenodon brunois frogs, native to Brazil, have skin secretions that are more deadly than the venom of pit vipers.
Motorcycle stunts have come a long way from the circus stunts of yesteryear, jumping over snakes or through hoops of fire.
Magnets make much of our gadget-obsessed world go round. But there’s only a limited number of metals that are naturally magnetic, and some of them are quite rare.
If you’ve ever gotten into a political argument, you’ve probably realized that many people’s political beliefs are deeply entrenched.
For the first time, the public can view wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle tragedies, which have been kept hidden from view for decades.