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Now We Know How Many Licks It Takes To Reach The Center Of A Lollipop

Now We Know How Many Licks It Takes To Reach The Center Of A Lollipop

David Freeman  02.10.2015
How many licks does it take to reach the center of a lollipop? A new mathematical model formulated by scientists at New York University...
Flacking With the 'Father of Birth Control' for Cockroaches

Flacking With the 'Father of Birth Control' for Cockroaches

Sal Cataldi  02.10.2015
If you're lucky in life, once in a blue moon, you have a brush with genius like this, someone astoundingly accomplished in their chosen...
Scientists Invent A Way To 'Unboil' An Egg

Scientists Invent A Way To 'Unboil' An Egg

Jacqueline Howard  01.27.2015
It's pretty easy to boil an egg, but is there a way to "unboil" it? Not quite, but scientists say they have found a way to reverse the...
Here's A Science-Backed Guide To De-Icing Your Driveway

Here's A Science-Backed Guide To De-Icing Your Driveway

01.26.2015
You already know salt is a good tool for melting ice on snowy roads, driveways, and sidewalks. But have you ever wondered how something...
The Little Question That Fueled Actor's Big Push For Plain-Spoken Science

The Little Question That Fueled Actor's Big Push For Plain-Spoken Science

David Freeman  01. 9.2015
Alan Alda became famous for his film and television roles, including Hawkeye Pierce in the long-running TV series M*A*S*H*. In recent years,...
Snowflake Shapes Are Not So Unique After All?

Snowflake Shapes Are Not So Unique After All?

Jacqueline Howard  01. 3.2015
Each snowflake may not be so unique after all. While no one snowflake is exactly the same as another on a molecular level, it turns out...
'Sparks' Really Do Fly When Egg And Sperm Hook Up

'Sparks' Really Do Fly When Egg And Sperm Hook Up

Macrina Cooper-White  12.17.2014
Talk about fireworks in the bedroom. When a sperm cell fuses with an egg, it triggers the sudden release of zinc atoms from the egg's...
Tiny Invisible Robot Gives Whole New Meaning To The Term 'Baby Steps'

Tiny Invisible Robot Gives Whole New Meaning To The Term 'Baby Steps'

Macrina Cooper-White  12.12.2014
One day in the not-too-distant future, doctors may be able to treat deadly diseases like cancer by injecting an army of tiny nanorobots...
Here's Why Cats Keep Rubbing Against Our Legs

Here's Why Cats Keep Rubbing Against Our Legs

Jacqueline Howard  11.19.2014
Ever wondered why your cat keeps rubbing against your leg? Or why kitty goes crazy over catnip? Well, you're in luck. A new YouTube video...
Scientists Pinpoint Cause Of World's Second-Biggest Impact Crater

Scientists Pinpoint Cause Of World's Second-Biggest Impact Crater

David Freeman  11.18.2014
What kind of object punched a huge hole in Ontario? Since the 1960s, scientists have believed that the Sudbury Basin, a vast crater in...
The 80% Approach To Dating

The 80% Approach To Dating

Francesca Hogi  11.17.2014
As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.
Culture and Chemistry Matter

Culture and Chemistry Matter

Mike Robbins  10.30.2014
Even if you didn't and you don't know or care that much about baseball or sports, there are a number of things that made this World Series...
To All the Men I Didn't Love Before... Thank You

To All the Men I Didn't Love Before... Thank You

Susan Rosenzweig  10.27.2014
"Honey, ya gotta wanna kiss him," were the wise words of an older, drunk woman at Blondie's Sportsbar over a decade ago. And she was spot...
Here's Why Pizza Tastes So Incredibly Good

Here's Why Pizza Tastes So Incredibly Good

Avery Stone  10.15.2014
For pizza lovers, a good pie is a gift from the gods. But the explanation for why pizza tastes so good is rooted not in theology but in...