Article, Science

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

Venetia Burney: The 11-Year-Old Girl Who Named Pluto

Daven Hiskey

On March 14, 1930, 11-year-old Venetia Burney and her family were eating breakfast at their home in Oxford, England, discussing the biggest news of the day: The discovery of a new planet.

Moonrise in New Zealand

Chris Higgins

How Scientists Captured the First-Ever Video of a Giant Squid

Erin McCarthy

In Dr. Edie Widder’s opinion, there’s no animal more appropriate for science fiction than the real life giant squid. “You couldn’t ask for a better alien,” she says.

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