A plant grows away from the ground up into the air, right? Of course it does, but how does a plant know to do this while it is a seed

Read More

Example of an anechoic chamber Consumer Reports/Wikimedia The world’s quietest place is a match for the senses. You can hear your own heartbeat and the subtle movement of your bones

Read More

A fascinating natural phenomenon occurs each night we go to sleep. We all get a little taller. And as the day goes on, we all get a little shorter. Even

Read More

NASA/JPL If you would like an impossible challenge, try flying a kite or doing anything else in the winds on the planet Neptune. It’s guaranteed to be pretty ugly because

Read More

We’ve all experienced the wrinkles or prune up of the skin on the hands and feet that develops after being in water for an extended period of time, but how

Read More

Geckos are known for their incredible ability to hang onto almost any surface. From glass to wet paint, these small lizards can keep themselves firmly in place, that is with

Read More

It seems to go against any preconceived notion that hot water freezes faster than cold water under certain conditions, and until now, scientists have been unable to explain why it

Read More

Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin (1931) by Rube Goldberg A Rube Goldberg Machine is a complex machine where one simple task is linked and triggers the start of another

Read More

We’ve all experienced those chills that literally make our hair stand up. It could be from a beautiful piece of music, we could be scared, or we could just be

Read More

We all know that the ocean is salty, but have you ever wondered how much salt is in there? About 97 percent of all the water on Earth is found

Read More

It’s a smell that anyone with a working olfactory system will immediately recognize, the scent of fresh rain. What happens after a new rainstorm to make the air smell so

Read More