Let’s learn about taste

When naming the five senses, it can be easy to forget taste. After all, sight, sound,…

Scientists Say: Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (noun, “Body Mass IN-dex”) Body Mass Index is often known by its abbreviation:…

Some electric eels coordinate their attacks to zap prey

One Volta’s electric eel is scary enough. It can subdue small fish with an 860-volt jolt.…

Some identical twins don’t have the exact same DNA

Identical twins may not be exact copies at the DNA level after all. On average, identical…

Can people protect as much space as nature needs?

For millions of years, giants graced the murky depths of China’s Yangtze River. Known as Chinese…

What did you say? Fabric masks can really muffle voices

Face masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. But they also tend…

Explainer: Insects, arachnids and other arthropods

Beetle. Spider. Centipede. Lobster. Arthropods come in almost every shape and color imaginable. And they can…

Honeybees fend off deadly hornets by decorating hives with poop

Giant hornets from Asia can quickly kill off an entire honeybee hive. But bees have found…

Scientists Say: Molecule

Molecule (noun, “MOLL-eh-kewl”) A molecule is usually two or more atoms held together with chemical bonds.…

Dew collector brings water to thirsty plants

Besides healthy soil, all plants need water. This makes it hard to grow plants where it’s…