7 Surprising Uses for Vodka

Jennifer M Wood

Thinking outside the bottle for National Vodka Day.

Inside the Cave Where Homo Naledi Was Discovered

Chris Higgins

To get to the fossils, scientists had to squeeze through a 7-inch-wide crevice.

8 Blood-Sucking Facts About 'Once Bitten'

Andrew LaSane

Thirty years ago, Jim Carrey was a teenage vampire.

The Nasal Ranger Is a Real-Life Smell-O-Scope

Kate Horowitz

Scent detectives use the olfactometer to sniff out trouble.

In Portland, You Can Now Drink Salmon-Safe Beer

Kirstin Fawcett

Your beer can be artisanal, local, organic, or gluten-free. Now, it can also help conserve the Pacific Northwest's wild fish.

The Secret Lives of Jellyfish

Chris Higgins

Jellyfish have survived five mass extinctions, and they're still stinging!

Watch Animals Attack in Slow Motion

Anna Green

Get up-close with chameleons, turtles, crocs, and more—watch out, they bite!

How to Burn a Candle Underwater

Rebecca OConnell

Here is a fun, quick experiment you can do at home with very few materials

Firefly Park Is Illuminated By 10,000 Lightning Bugs

Roma Panganiban

For plenty of people, a park populated by thousands of flying insects sounds more like a nightmare than a fun day out.

Why Do We Have to Sleep?

Chris Higgins

Learn about the science of sleep.

15 Pretty, Pretty Good Facts About ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Garin Pirnia

Larry David’s improvised HBO series was pretty good. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

How Do Plants Grow in Space?

Caitlin Schneider

When a weed tries to take root in zero gravity, interesting things start to happen.

15 Melt-In-Your-Mouth Facts About M&M's

Jeff Wells

Do you remember the time when there were no red M&M's?

Why the Curiosity Rover is Forbidden From Collecting Water on Mars

Michele Debczak

It's thanks to a treaty we signed in 1967.

15 Things You Might Not Have Known About 'Growing Pains'

Roger Cormier

The Seavers entered the American pop culture mainstream 30 years ago.