Article, Science

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

Yelena Melnichenko

This entertaining video explains the history of, and the science behind, these all-important plastic indicators.

Why You Reach for Sweets When You’re Sad

Shaunacy Ferro

Emotions change how we taste food, according to researchers.

Birds that Sleep In Get Stuck Raising Others’ Kids

Matt Soniak

Besides catching the proverbial worm, there’s another good reason for birds to get up and going early in the morning: Sleeping in can give their mates an opportunity to step out on them, leaving them

This 6-Minute Cartoon Explains Why Bees Are Dying Off

Yelena Melnichenko

And what that means for the world's food supply.

Meteorologists Are Studying Every Song About the Weather Ever

Shaunacy Ferro

A group of UK climate researchers spent their free time compiling data on how musicians talk about the weather.

Most Mountains Aren’t Shaped Like You Think They Are

Matt Soniak

If we asked you to picture a mountain, you’d probably imagine something that kind of looks like a pyramid, right? But it turns out mountains are a lot more varied than we knew.

How a Lying Plant Steals from a Thieving Fly

Matt Soniak

The smearwort (Aristolochia rotunda) dupes fruit flies into entering its flowers and then traps them there, getting pollinated without offering any reward.

Zurich Students Create a Wheelchair That Can Climb Stairs

Yelena Melnichenko

For Birds,It Pays to Follow the Monkey

Matt Soniak

Wherever the uakaris went, they saw, an assortment of birds followed them.

Hoverboards Are Finally Here!

Yelena Melnichenko

Lovers of 'Back to the Future' are about to get really excited.

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