Sometimes it can be difficult to interpret animals’ emotions. Many of us wonder just what our dogs are thinking when they stare at us with a certain expression, or why our cats start purring out of the blue. Now,...
Have you ever wished that you could speak with animals? Language is a unique human trait that connects us to each other and simultaneously separates us from others species. But we all know that some animals seem to understand...
Deep in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves of New Zealand, a tiny creature, Arachnocampa luminosa, the glowworm, is dazzling tourists with its unmistakable luminescence. But this beautiful light display has a more practical purpose: the glowworms use the light to...
Ume.net, a fiber optic broadband provider decided to conduct an experiment for 2 days. They wanted people to see how it would be like if they lived their everyday lives with the internet's biggest problem, lag. They created a device...
The lost city of Atlantis is one of the oldest and most well-known mysteries of all time. As early as 360 B.C. the ancient philosopher Plato spoke of the lost civilization in several written dialogues. In these writings the...
Thousands of tourists file past Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the “Mona Lisa,” in the Louvre museum in Paris every day. Aside from the fact that this is a masterful artwork, people are also fascinated by the enigmatic facial expression...
It seems that winter is going, and not coming, as a new study shows that Mars is coming out of an ice age that is part of a continuous climate change cycle. The research, published in the journal Science, shows...
They can be aquiline, narrow, bulbous, or turned-up. They can be runny, itchy, or red. There’s no doubt that the human nose is a distinctive facial ornament, and every person’s nose is unique. And while you know that you...
Scientists are trying to figure out why hundreds of pilot whales have beached themselves in just a few days on New Zealand’s South Island. As of about a week and a half ago, more than 650 whales have beached...
Usually, when scientists want to study a prescription drug’s effectiveness at curing disease, they use lab animals like mice as test subjects and then relate the data they find to humans. But this method has its drawbacks; after all,...
There are countless people throughout history who have changed the lives of millions, yet many of them are little-known or not known at all. While a myriad of inventors, painters, and celebrities are household names, there are plenty of...