Our Pollution Has Now Reached Deep-Sea Animals
Scientists found high levels of contamination in two of the deepest ocean trenches.... READ ON
The Strange Logic of the Strawberry Squid’s Lopsided Eyes
Researchers say each of the pink squid’s eyes serves a different function down in the dark depths.... READ ON
The Origins of Charles Darwin’s Strangest Discoveries
New studies revelead the identity of some of Darwin's discoveries—the descriptions of which have long baffled scientists... READ ON
10 Weird Planetary Phenomena Discovered by Amateur Astronomers
Some seriously stellar discoveries have been made by at-home stargazers.... READ ON
Science Explains Why Your Lab Is Always Hungry
A gene variant associated with appetite and obesity has been found in several Labrador retriever breeds.... READ ON
The Body
How Our Eyes See Everything Upside Down
So why doesn’t the world look that way?... READ ON
Jumping Around Can Help Kids Learn Math
A Danish study found that integrating physical activity into math lessons boosted kids’ test scores.... READ ON
5 Surprising Things That Have Broken the Speed of Sound
It's not only aircraft that break the sound barrier.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Are These the Skeletons of the First European Colonists in the U.S.?
Unearthed in St. Augustine, Florida, the remains may date back to the Spanish settlement of the city in the mid 16th century.... READ ON
New Ultrasound Tech Captures Clearest Imaging Ever of a 20-Week-Old Fetus
A London-based fetal imaging research project is developing ways to screen for abnormalities earlier.... READ ON
9 Megalomaniacal Facts About Narcissism
“A superiority complex always covers up an inferiority complex.”... READ ON
Chan Zuckerberg BioHub Awards $50 Million to “Risky” Science
The organization granted funding to 47 researchers in biology, engineering, and medicine.... READ ON
Fluency in Sign Language May Sharpen Peripheral Vision
Deaf and sign language-fluent participants in a study had significantly better peripheral vision and reaction time than people who couldn’t sign.... READ ON
The Science Behind Why—And How—We Drink So Much Milk
Fun fact: The milk industry produces more than 840 million tons of dairy products annually.... READ ON
New Gecko Species Gets Naked to Escape Predators
When trapped, the little lizard simply sheds its big scales and regrows them later.... READ ON
11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World
Get to know the brilliant minds that brought you blood banks, personal computers, touch-tone telephones, and more.... READ ON