Article, Science

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.

Meerkat Matriarchs Are Selfish Street Crossers

Matt Soniak

Why did the meerkat cross the road? To get to the other side. How did the meerkat cross the road? Like a chicken.

Folding Space-Time Using a Music Box

Chris Higgins

A 150-Foot Asteroid's Near-Brush with Earth

The Week

NASA says a space rock half the size of a football field will zip past us on Feb. 15

How Do Astronauts Wash Their Hands?

Chris Higgins

This is What a Fish Thought Looks Like

Roma Panganiban

The Self-Fulfilling Delusion of Acting like a Superhero

The Week

A new study shows that having people fly like Superman in a virtual-reality simulator makes them act more heroic in real life.

See What Beatboxing Looks Like from Inside the Vocal Tract

Erin McCarthy

When University of Southern California researchers Michael Proctor, Shrikanth Narayanan and Krishna Nayak wanted to know what beatboxing looked like from inside the vocal tract, they decided to do som

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