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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...
Mystery Of Weird Rainforest 'Webs' Solved

Mystery Of Weird Rainforest 'Webs' Solved

Tia Ghose  01. 6.2014
About six months ago, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology first spotted a mysterious web unlike anything scientists...
Ancient Pompeii's Elite Ate WHAT?

Ancient Pompeii's Elite Ate WHAT?

Tia Ghose  01. 5.2014
The commoners of the ancient city of Pompeii may have eaten a varied diet, with the wealthier even dining on giraffe, new research suggests....
WATCH: Here's What Happens When You Bike Across A Pool Of Non-Newtonian Fluid

WATCH: Here's What Happens When You Bike Across A Pool Of Non-Newtonian Fluid

Cate Matthews  01. 2.2014
Two hundred and seventy gallons of oobleck later, and Anthony Carboni and Tara Long are ready to roll. Carboni and Long are the hosts...
Dogs' Crazy Pooping Habits Explained... At Last!

Dogs' Crazy Pooping Habits Explained... At Last!

Macrina Cooper-White  01. 2.2014
Ever wonder why your dog spins around trying to pick the perfect spot to poop? He may not be doing it just to bug you. In fact, dogs...