Have you ever heard of an adrenaline rush? This article by Josh Clark describes how a rush of adrenaline, brought on by a fearful situation, can give someone “superhuman” strength.
Scientific studies are proving that horses have better memories and more intelligence than previously thought.
For most of human history, our view of the universe has been limited to only what the eye could see. But the ingenuity that spurred the Renaissance gave us the beginnings of a more distant view that revolutionized our understanding.
President Theodore Roosevelt was brash, daring, and adventurous. He was also deeply committed to the cause of preserving America’s forests and wilderness. Explore the links in this American Experience website to learn more about what nature did for “TR” and what he did for nature.
A bird can fly anywhere. So why wouldn’t it cross a national border? Find out how scavenging birds have responded to government policies in Europe.
Any weather extreme can result in disaster. Click the links to learn about the causes and effects of severe lack of rainfall.
If you could go anywhere in the United States, where would you travel? The country is full of natural wonders. Read about 10 places you can visit that set national or world records.
Archaeologists are looking for the wreckage of a fleet of French ships that was lost near present-day Florida in 1565. Why are scientists so interested in this shipwreck from long ago? The loss of the ships brought an end to French colonization in the Americas.
University of Chicago researchers have found that lonely people have less activity in the ventral striatum part of the brain, which is part of its reward center and is associated with learning.
Quests still happen today, though they may take different forms. Read about one company’s quest to harness the world’s strongest winds to power humanity.
Trypophobia describes the fear of clusters of holes. While it’s not officially recognized, many are convinced they have it.
This article suggests that although many American farmers have doubts about the causes of climate change, they are willing to work with scientists to solve the problems presented by extreme weather events.
A 2019 study by the United Nations suggests that human actions could cause as many as one million species to become extinct within the next few decades. Read to learn more about the situation and to find out what you can do to help.
Sometimes it takes a teenager to spur adults to take action. Watch young activist Greta Thunberg explain what she asks from adults and why.
Poet and nature essayist Camille T. Dungy ponders the importance of diversity as she transforms her sterile yard to a more natural state.
Review the past decade’s greatest science stories and breakthroughs gathered in one place. Do any of them blow your mind?
We’ve probably all heard that dogs age the equivalent of seven years for every human year. However, new research has proven that saying wrong. Use the dog age calculator to figure out the age of a furry friend and read up on the intricacies of dog aging.
Watch the video to see a real-life invisibility cloak! Thanks to innovative technology, humans are one step closer to achieving invisibility, which can have practical and military applications.
Elephants have their own languages, and scientists are learning to discern what their different sounds mean.
Our planet’s oceans and ice face trouble due to climate change.