A persistent bit of kitchen folklore appears to have little basis in fact
Recent studies do not support the claim of an enhanced resemblance between fathers and their young offspring
To escape predators in the ocean, these cephalopods will speed away by shooting a jet of water. But can squid use that behavior to take to the air and control their trajectories?
Assisted reproduction involves many manipulations in an unnatural lab environment. Does this handling have a detrimental effect on children?
Fossilized corals, lasers beamed at a receding moon, Chinese artifacts, and other evidence have revealed that over the ages the length of time it takes Earth to spin once on its axis has increased significantly
Mothers are at higher risk for depression during and after pregnancy--and many continue to have depressive symptoms even as children grow up. But are fathers, whose bodies do not go through all of the same biological changes, also at risk for prenatal and postpartum depression?
Because of the recession, among other reasons, more people are turning to generic drugs, often manufactured abroad. Is there any cause for concern?
Are human speech-like vocalizations made by some mammals equivalent to conversation--or just a rough estimation of it?
Do healthy people really need liquids even when they are not thirsty?
What does brain size say about a creature's mental abilities?
Do vegetables lose their nutritional value when heated?
Do elephants really have steel-trap memories?
We unpack whether a controversial prevention method works
Should you be worried about that mobile plastered to your ear?
Is it true that short people have a tougher time in life than their taller peers?
If the stats favor going for it, why are coaches so wary?
Preference for sons could spell trouble for China and India
Although some tales have proved apocryphal, at least one Malaysian shrew likes to quaff brew
Does male fertility have an expiration date?
Does the scientific research back the marketing claims?
You've given up your fair share of sleep—will you ever feel rested again?
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs contain a minuscule amount of mercury, and you can't safely ignore potential contact with it
Incandescent lightbulbs are lumbering toward extinction. Now, how best to use their energy-efficient replacements?
Rumors of data mishandling in an historic eclipse study don't gibe
Though it stretches for some 4,500 miles, the ancient Chinese fortification is not as visible from orbit as modern desert roads
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