Big Questions, Science

Do Fetuses Go to the Bathroom in the Womb?

Matt Soniak

The answer may gross you out.

Is Home Field Advantage Real?

Matt Soniak

Do Big Cats Also Love Catnip?

Matt Soniak

You bet they do!

How Do You Juice a Prune?

Matt Soniak

Reader Joe writes in to say, I recently bought a bag of "dried plums" only to later learn that a delicious dried plum is the exact same as a horrible old prune.

How Do Astronauts Scratch Their Noses on Space Walks?

Matt Soniak

Reader Erica asks, “What do astronauts do when they get an itch on their face while in their space suits?”

What is Ricin?

Matt Soniak

Here’s what you need to know about the toxin everyone is talking about.

Wait, What Does the Fox Say?

Matt Soniak

If You Fell Into a Volcano, How Would You Die?

Matt Soniak

Reader Erica writes in to ask, “If you fell into a volcano, how would you die? Would you sink and drown in the lava or get burned to death on the surface before you could go under?”

Why Does the Road Look Wet on Hot Days?

Matt Soniak

Reader Robert wrote in to say, “As I drive across the Panhandle of Texas, I am wondering why the highway looks wet and shiny off in the distance but normal as one gets closer.”

Why Do the Chinese Farm Cockroaches?

Matt Soniak

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