Article, Science

How Olive Oil Might Save Our Oldest Buildings

Chris Stokel-Walker

Something that keeps the building looking as it did when first built is the end goal of those involved in the preservation of historical sites, and those involved in York Minster’s upkeep have hit upo

Almost Everything You Need to Know About Tear Gas

Matt Soniak

Here’s a crash course in the chemical weapon of the moment.

Your Vegetables Know What Time It Is

Matt Soniak

The fruits and veggies in your crisper right now might look pretty dead, but they’re actually still alive—and they’re keeping track of time.

Haptic Holography Will Be the Next Mind-Blowing Technology

Will McGough

Signature Song keeps Fairy-Wren Moms from Being Fooled

Jill Harness

Talk about "singing for your supper": New research shows that fairy-wren chicks have to sing a specific song to their mother or she will refuse to feed them.

Mr. Stubbs Gets A New Tail

Jill Harness

We often hear stories of dolphins, eagles, bunnies, sea turtles and other cute animals getting prosthetics. But what about the animals that might gladly bite your hand off if given a chance?

Champa: The Bear Who Got Brain Surgery

Jill Harness

While brain surgery has become a fairly common procedure with humans, it is still very rarely used on animal patients, who have drastically different anatomies than we do.

Could A Coconut Save Your Life?

Jill Harness

Meet the Tadpole with Teeth

Matt Soniak

In 2008, an international team of scientists was trudging through the forests of Vietnam’s Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park when they found a frog they didn’t recognize.

Painting Frogs, Licking Wounds & Other Adventures with Poisonous Animals

Matt Soniak

There are plenty of intrepid scientists doing strange-sounding field work. Here are two.

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