The Big Shigir Idol, a 17-foot wooden statue found in western Siberia in 1890, has puzzled researchers for decades with its unreadable hieroglyphics.
The road to good health is paved with plenty of sleep. Parents and doctors have repeated this bit of wisdom for years; however, the link between your sleeping patterns and the onset of sickness was a parable based on correlation – not causation, the ultimate aim of scientific inquiry.
Many wasp species have chemicals in their venom that kill bacteria. In the last few years, researchers have found that some of these chemicals also kill cancer cells, though exactly how they work has remained a mystery.
North America’s largest bird is on the verge of extinction, and scientists are using shock therapy to give them a fighting chance.
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.