Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Saturn orbiter Cassini traveled nearly 5 billion miles on less than four tons of fuel

By | Posted April 23, 2018

My cats get high off of catnip, so why can't I?

My cats get high off of catnip, so why can’t I?

Here’s why the herb drives cats crazy

By | Posted March 16, 2018

Could you lose your leg because of a tampon?

Could you lose your leg because of a tampon?

The biology behind the rare “tampon disease,” toxic shock syndrome

By | Posted March 9, 2018

Why do our brains care about music?

Why do our brains care about music?

Sobbing along with the radio might have an evolutionary advantage

By | Posted February 21, 2018

MJO explained with cloud movement

The unseen forces behind extreme weather events

Meet the mighty Madden-Julian Oscillation

By | Posted September 13, 2017

What is coral bleaching and why does it happen?

What is coral bleaching and why does it happen?

The science behind the phenomenon devastating reefs worldwide

By | Posted March 20, 2017

If civilization ends, how do I make a deluxe wattle and daub hut?

If civilization ends, how do I make a deluxe wattle and daub hut?

Asking for a friend

By | Posted January 4, 2017

Why some people can tolerate the world's hottest pepper

Why some people can tolerate the world’s hottest pepper

Genetic and socio-cultural factors chip in to protect us from the burn — well some of us

By | Posted December 19, 2016

What’s inside my pumpkin spice latte?

What’s inside my pumpkin spice latte?

Despite the name, the flavoring often has little in common with actual pumpkins.

By | Posted December 9, 2016

Why do allergies make our eyes swell?

Why do allergies make our eyes swell?

(Since “why, God, why!” is rhetorical)

By | Posted May 30, 2016