Orca Killer Whale Moms Pay a Steep Price to Feed Their Adult Sons

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 15:00:00 GMT)

We're not the only species that babies its young. New research finds that orca killer whale mothers spend a lifetime supporting their adult sons, often at the expense of having more children.

Peyote vs. Ayahuasca: What Is the Difference?

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMT)

A traditional sacrament, peyote helped to usher in an age of psychedelia. Now with ayahuasca, such plants could become a type of therapy.

How the Sunk Cost Fallacy Impacts Your Relationships

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 13:00:00 GMT)

Whether you've invested money, time or effort, learn how to recognize and overcome the sunk cost fallacy.

The 2 Million-Year-Old Human Family Tree

(Wed, 22 Mar 2023 21:00:00 GMT)

Thanks to a new human family tree, we can watch early humans spring up in Africa and spread around the world, and sometimes do so ahead of schedule.

Meet Ada Lovelace, The First Computer Programmer

(Wed, 22 Mar 2023 20:15:00 GMT)

Though Ada Lovelace was excluded from higher education, she is the world's first computer programmer — and her mathematical contributions form the foundations of computer science.

Top 5 Pieces of Forensic Evidence Used to Solve a Crime

(Wed, 22 Mar 2023 18:00:00 GMT)

Forensic science is complicated. Here are five convincing pieces of forensic evidence scientists use when solving a crime.

Why Does Our Sense of Taste Change As We Get Older?

(Wed, 22 Mar 2023 15:00:00 GMT)

We crave anything salty or sweet as children, but our sense of taste often becomes more complex over time. Here's the science behind our ever-evolving taste buds.

What Are Psychotropic Drugs and What Are They Good For?

(Wed, 22 Mar 2023 13:00:00 GMT)

Psychotropic drugs mess with your mind — but not always in a bad way. Find out how they can be used to treat a range of mental health conditions.

How Sensors Using Quantum Entanglement Could Improve Earthquake Detection

(Tue, 21 Mar 2023 21:15:00 GMT)

Seismographs are limited to identifying when a tremor is actually occurring. Quantum entanglement could advance sensor technology to give earlier warnings.

13 Best Magnesium Supplements for Sleep

(Tue, 21 Mar 2023 21:00:00 GMT)

The Added Burden of Dementia for Women

(Tue, 21 Mar 2023 18:00:00 GMT)

Women make up a big majority of those living with dementia. Identifying signs of dementia in women and sex-based contributing factors could help change that.

Did All Dinosaurs Lay Eggs?

(Tue, 21 Mar 2023 15:00:00 GMT)

What do we understand about dinosaur eggs and eggshells? Break into the science behind the birth of baby dinos.

How Vinyl Chloride Can Negatively Impact the Environment

(Tue, 21 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMT)

The toxic chemical came spilling out of a derailed train in Ohio. Learn the impact to the surrounding environment.

Why Does My Dog Bark So Much?

(Tue, 21 Mar 2023 13:00:00 GMT)

Learn the science behind your dog’s barking and why it’s a useful tool of communication for both dog and human.

How Long Can You Go Without Sleep?

(Mon, 20 Mar 2023 20:00:00 GMT)

Experiments show how long you can go without sleep and the effects sleep deprivation has on our bodies. The truth might surprise you.

What Is Red Tide – and Is It Getting Worse?

(Mon, 20 Mar 2023 19:45:00 GMT)

What is Red Tide? Researchers are still learning about toxic algae responsible for marine life die-offs.

How Animals Follow Their Nose

(Mon, 20 Mar 2023 19:00:00 GMT)

It’s not easy to find the source of a swirling scent plume. Scientists are using experiments and simulations to uncover the varied strategies that animals employ.

Cryptologists Decode Mary Queen of Scots' Letters

(Mon, 20 Mar 2023 18:00:00 GMT)

Cryptologists use modern technology to decipher nearly 50 letters Mary Queen of Scots sent while imprisoned from 1578 to 1584.

The 1,200 Buried Bones in the Benjamin Franklin House

(Mon, 20 Mar 2023 15:00:00 GMT)

A gruesome discovery in the Benjamin Franklin House has us wondering if Ben Franklin was a serial killer. Get the scientific context behind the findings.

Is Elon Musk a Scientist?

(Mon, 20 Mar 2023 13:00:00 GMT)

Curious if Elon Musk is a scientist? Take a closer look at Musk's background and education to determine if he actually qualifies as a scientist.