The central bearded dragon can rapidly shift its body color to soak up extra sun or cool off, while using its neck color to communicate with other lizards.
Eavesdropping on the creaks and groans of an athlete’s knee could help doctors track healing after injury or surgery.
Scientists hope to learn whether arachnophobes' perception of spiders as larger than actual size causes their fear—or whether it is the fearfulness itself that causes their visual misperception...
This toy is radioactively cute—and able to explain how a neutral-faced neutron turns into a proton with a positive expression.
If seeing the one you love makes your heart skip a beat, should you see a cardiologist?
The same technological advances that shrank telephones miniaturized heart monitors, with far-reaching implications for heart health.
The universe is a noisy place, but we didn’t always have the right ears to hear the sounds—until now.
In his spare time, D. Allan Drummond, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, fuses art and science to create lifelike trilobite sculptures...
A junkyard full of old airplanes turns out to be an artist’s playground. Several companies exist to turn historic old aircraft parts into seating, tables, picture frames, book shelves and any other piece of furniture you might imagine...
Why would a biochemist make three-dimensional prints of budding yeast cells?
Life first began on Earth in a carbon dioxide–rich atmosphere. Plants evolved that can still be found today. But when oxygen started building up, that emergent life got into trouble...
In this episode of Richard Garriott's miniseries, he shows us how Earth formed, how remnants of that formation still wander the solar system and how our planet came to be covered by oceans.Next week: Life on Earth Begins...
Richard Garriott, video game developer and space entrepreneur, explains how he and his wife collected enough artifacts to illustrate the entire history of the universe. In this video he takes us back to the very beginning...
In an experiment pitting cotton against wool, two socks battle for the title of warmth heavyweight.
Pets and people shed clouds of microbes as unique and personal as their fingerprints, but the clouds can change over time.
All it takes is a magnet and knowing where to look.
More comprehensive scanning shows that even “minor” hits could be as damaging to players’ brains as concussions.
A hammock turns out to be the perfect place to contemplate spacetime, especially if you happen to have some coconuts
What’s on tap? Fermented tree sap.
Researchers were surprised to find that cyclists rode faster while taking on easy mental tasks.—Karen Hopkin, Eliene Augenbraun