Everyone's got an opinion on the best way to build one (the secret is good airflow, by the way), but what exactly is fire?
A Red Sun seems otherworldly, but it can be explained by the very same fascinating physics that give us our blue skies on a normal afternoon.
While it's true you should keep your distance, is there any truth to the tale of a tenacious porcupine shooting their quills?
Why do worms come out when it rains? Unfortunately, we can’t ask the worms, but we have some pretty good ideas!
Whether surfing sandy dunes, diving deep, or racing over rock, snakes know how to get around—no legs required.
Ticks, for as small as they are, strike a disproportionate amount of fear and disgust into our hearts and minds. And nothing quite leads to misconception like fear.
There's something about penguins, isn't there? They evoke our curiosity, our affection—nay, our adoration—at levels that other members of the animal kingdom would be hard-pressed to compete with. Perhaps it's their wobbly gait. Maybe it's the stark contrast they have with the often otherworldly habitats in which we often mentally associate them. Perchance they're just … Continue reading Do Penguins Have Knees?
Star Wars is as much a product of human ingenuity as it is a space odyssey. Just look at how they solved the Puffin Problem.
In a sense, this is a story of a story that never needed to be one.
June is Pride Month, a time for celebrating love, the LGBTQ+ community, and its beautiful spectrum of identities, cultures, and experiences. What you may not know is this diversity in orientations, relationships, and expressions isn't an exclusively human experience. Over 1,500 animal species engage in same-sex coupling and parenting. Even more regularly engage in homosexual … Continue reading Gay Black Swan Đads Make the Best Parents
Raccoons and humans don't always get along. There's a reason for that, and a solution. Truth is, we're more similar than you might think.
Where the Water Reflects the Sky | Part One The depth of our history— humanity’s, life’s, earths, and that of the universe itself— is unfathomable. Yet that is where our series begins—deep time. Before you and I. Before everyone you’ve ever known, loved, or learned about. Before the pyramids, before the mammoths, before the extinction … Continue reading Where the Earth Opened Up
Who doesn’t love goats? Especially baby ones. Their gait, their bleat, their tiny horns. But there comes a time in any goat interaction I’ve had where we lock eyes and I’m struck with a mixture of curiosity and unease.
Most would agree that Polar Bears are white, but there's more to the story than things may appear.
When you lay in bed on your phone, you're at rest. You aren't moving. To get nerdy for a moment, you're in equilibrium. Well, one kind at least.
If you're here, it's either because you have been following the series, you need help on homework, or you just like science. Either way, today it's time to introduce Newton's Laws.
As we start to explore the world of physics and motion and look at how things interact more closely, we start to see that nothing happens without affecting or being affected by something else.
No, not that kind of force. But that would be so cool, wouldn’t it?! We’re talking about the science kind of force. IN SCIENCE, A FORCE IS ANY PUSH OR PULL BETWEEN ONE OBJECT AND ANOTHER The universe is full of them and we have names for just about every kind! The best part? We … Continue reading What is Force?
It's a question you may have never asked, or wondered about, but now I bet you're wondering. As it turns out, it's an unexpectedly loaded question, too!
Here’s where motion starts a commotion.
Changing speed is different for different things depending on their current speed and size, or their mass. To understand this, we use something called momentum.
A key part to understanding motion is being able to describe it. Motion where? How fast? Which way?
According to a paper published on August 24th, 2022 in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the Dugong is now "functionally extinct" in China.
You are in motion even at your stillest. The whole universe is in motion! But what does that mean, and how do we know for sure?
When was the last time you saw a roseate rhinoceros, a bronzed bunting, or a peeling porcupine? Can other animals get sunburns?
Yes, you read that right. Move over marsupials, you’re not the only mammals with skin pockets.
Sometimes, things just work. In the case of sponges, there’s the Demo Model.
Crocodiles go through an extraordinary amount of teeth in their lives, and the how and why are just as spectacular.
As it turns out, Pinocchio's nose isn't the only one capable of revealing the truth. Want to know how old a lion is? The nose knows.
Typically when we think of high blood pressure, we think of the negatives like high stress and a variety of high-risk health conditions. Yet for some in the animal kingdom, high blood pressure is a mere fact of life. So, what animal has the highest blood pressure?