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Can Humans Sniff Out Sickness?

Can Humans Sniff Out Sickness?

Rachael Rettner  01.27.2014
Humans may be able to smell sickness, or at least detect a distinct odor in the sweat of people with highly active immune systems who are...
The Amazing Reason Why Birds Fly In A V-Formation

The Amazing Reason Why Birds Fly In A V-Formation

01.21.2014
We all know birds fly in V-formations, but an in-depth study into the pattern using high-tech GPS sensors has found just how precise a...
SNAKES ALIVE! Man Bitten By Snake 'Even Though It Was Dead'

SNAKES ALIVE! Man Bitten By Snake 'Even Though It Was Dead'

David Moye  01.20.2014
An Australian man kills a snake in a graveyard and this is the fangs he gets? Jake Thomas, 66, was mowing a lawn in a cemetery in eastern...
Is Your Toilet Paper Disguising Key Cancer Sign?

Is Your Toilet Paper Disguising Key Cancer Sign?

01.20.2014
What looks like blood in your toilet bowl could actually be red ink seeping from your toilet paper, says colorectal surgeon Guy Nash --...
LISTEN: Scientists Overseas Set New Record For World's Longest Echo

LISTEN: Scientists Overseas Set New Record For World's Longest Echo

Emily Thomas  01.18.2014
This is a test, test, test, test ... Intrepid scientists in Scotland fired a pistol deep inside a secret tunnel and created an echo for...
It's Not McDonald's Fault Our Kids Are Fat

It's Not McDonald's Fault Our Kids Are Fat

01.17.2014
Fast food notoriously gets a bad rap. Between the sugars, the salt, and the grease, we sort of understand why you think it's making your...
Diet Soda Increases Breathalyzer Scores 18 Percent?

Diet Soda Increases Breathalyzer Scores 18 Percent?

01.16.2014
According to a new study, mixing diet soda with booze will raise your Breathalyzer readings 18 percent higher than if you stick to the...
REVEALED: Secret Of Strange Gravity-Defying Beads

REVEALED: Secret Of Strange Gravity-Defying Beads

Charles Q. Choi  01.15.2014
A chain of beads can defy gravity, acting like water spouting from a fountain, and now physicists reveal the secret behind this odd phenomenon....
WATCH: 'Coils' Do Trippy Rendition Of Theme Song From 1980s Cartoon

WATCH: 'Coils' Do Trippy Rendition Of Theme Song From 1980s Cartoon

William Goodman  01.14.2014
Want to enjoy a bit of weird science with a dash of nostalgia? If so, this video from ARC ATTACKMUSIC is just the ticket. It features...
10 Sex Positions To Try If You're An Insect

10 Sex Positions To Try If You're An Insect

01.14.2014
Let's talk about bug sex. What do wasps know about the birds and the bees? How do beetles do it with those big shells? And do bugs ever...
Drinking Cow Urine Good For What Ails You?

Drinking Cow Urine Good For What Ails You?

David Moye  01.13.2014
Like millions of people, Jairam Singhal has diabetes. Unlike most of those people, he chooses to treat it in a manner most people might...
Some Microbes Date Before They Mate

Some Microbes Date Before They Mate

01.10.2014
Humans aren't the only living creatures who date before "getting busy." Even tiny microbes are willing to hang out with each other before...
Hippo's Tricky Testicles Meet Their Match

Hippo's Tricky Testicles Meet Their Match

Michael Parker and The Conversation  01. 8.2014
The hippopotamus is among the world’s largest creatures on land. Only elephants and some species of rhino are larger. Hippos also are...
EXPLAINED: Why Prairie Dogs Do 'The Wave'

EXPLAINED: Why Prairie Dogs Do 'The Wave'

Stephanie Pappas  01. 8.2014
Prairie dogs foraging near their burrows frequently pop up on their back legs, front paws in the air, and cry "wee-oo," a behavior that...