Learn about the educational path that led to the successful development of a desperately needed vaccine.
Fugitive African slaves seeking freedom in early America found refuge at St. Augustine. Granted freedom by the Spanish, these skilled laborers eventually established the first legal free black town in the present-day United States.
Check out this link to try out some cool interactive perception tests that demonstrate how our sense of time can be distorted.
Just like the California Gold Rush spurred people to flock to California in search of a fortune, Sailesh Ramakrishnan predicts that companies and investors will make a mad dash to the space sector.
What would you do if faced with the opportunity to email a tree? Would you write fan mail and love letters? For many Melburnian citizens, the answer is yes!
Measuring intelligence in animals is tricky business when every animal processes information differently. Read the article and click through the slideshow to learn how different species show their smarts.
Juliane Koepcke recounts surviving a plane crash and eleven days alone in the Peruvian jungle decades earlier.
Is the curse surrounding King Tut’s tomb real? Some people think so— read about why.
Learn about what guide dogs do, both on the job and “after hours”; where they come from; and how they are raised and trained.
As more and more people live in urban areas and have limited exposure to the outdoors, more people are becoming afraid of nature. Read this article to find out about the dangers of nature phobias on people and the planet.
How do we know what is real? This article includes some striking visual illusions and explains how they serve as a good reminder that our perception of reality is not always accurate.
Ricardo Pimentel opened his home to about 300 dogs who, otherwise, may not have survived Hurricane Delta last month.
Have you ever gone for a walk and felt your worries melt away? It turns out, you aren’t alone, and there is science that supports a positive correlation between nature and happiness.
Corvids, birds in the crow family, give new meaning to the phrase “bird-brained.” Read on to learn what these intelligent birds have in common with humans.
Have humans ever truly lived in harmony with the natural world? According to recent research, the activities of early human ancestors may have caused animal extinctions, not unlike the way human actions threaten many species today.
Some interesting things happen in our brain when we feel fear, which may explain why some of us choose to seek it.
Hurricanes, cyclones, and storms—oh, my! Read about all of the records being broken this hurricane season.
Did you know dogs are being trained to smell cancer? Turns out their noses can detect more complex things than you might think!
Getting stung by an insect is a real pain. Justin Schmidt, an entomologist, has been stung more than 1,000 times in the name of science. these stings can vary from mild to absolutely debilitating.
People from all walks of life enjoy competitive travel. Unfortunately, the global spread of coronavirus has disrupted many people’s travel plans. Read more about the world of competitive travel and the uncertainty many travelers are facing.