Article, Science

Morals, Mammaries, and the Invention of the Stethoscope

Matt Soniak

In 1816, French physician Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec had a young woman on his exam table, and no idea what to do with her.

Betta Fish Fight Like Gentlemen

Jill Harness

If you've ever put a male betta fish, also known as a Siamese fighting fish, near the tank of another of its kind (or even worse, in the same tank), then you know that these aggressive beauties l

One Company's Bold Plan to Mine Asteroids Flying by Earth

The Week

Brace yourselves for the coming asteroid gold rush. U.S. company Deep Space Industries this week revealed plans to send spacecraft on missions to mine near-Earth asteroids for precious metals.

The Idea for the Fax Machine Has Been Around for 170 Years

Matt Soniak

How Imagination Changes the Brain

Chris Higgins

Fly Low Over the Moon with NASA's GRAIL Probes

Erin McCarthy

The Bird That Impales Its Prey

Matt Soniak

Shrikes are a family of birds with a nasty habit of impaling their prey on thorns and barbed wire fences.

Gifs Explained: Explosive Tickling

Matt Soniak

By the Numbers: The Billions of Animals Killed by Cats

The Week

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