We Thought We Knew How Sperm Swam, But It Was Just...

Sperm is critical for the fertilisation of almost every living organism on our planet, including humans. To reproduce, human sperm have to swim a...

Why Are Only 10% of People Left-Handed? Here’s What Scientists Know...

Are you a rightie or a leftie? No, we're not talking politics here, we're talking handedness. And unless you happen to have an abundance...

Cell Phone-Induced Bodily Harm: How The Bees Can Help

Did you know that your cell phone technically microwaves your brain, sometimes using about the same frequencies found in a microwave oven?  And did...

DNA may not be life’s instruction book—just a jumbled list of...

The common view of heredity is that all information passed down from one generation to the next is stored in an organism's DNA. But...

Top 20 Foods High in Soluble Fiber

Dietary fiber is the carbohydrate in plants that your body cannot digest. Though it's essential to your gut and overall health, most people don't reach...

Bats can use ‘vocal learning’ to change their tune

Humans learn to speak by mimicking speech sounds. Are there other mammals who can learn sounds by imitation? In an experimental study, researchers from...

Sushi Parasite Has Increased 283x in Nearly 40 Years

The population of a marine parasite that sometimes worms its way into sushi has increased by 283 times in the last nearly 40 years,...

Scientists Predict the Amazon Rainforest May Disappear Within the Next 50 Years

The Amazon rainforest is Earth’s largest rainforest. 2.72 million square miles in size, the Amazon basin is roughly the size of forty-eight contiguous United...

Coke and Pepsi Among Ten Companies Sued For Plastic Pollution ‘Nuisance’

The environmental non-profit Earth Island Institute has filed a lawsuit against the companies who are responsible for a very large portion of the world’s...

You’re Not So Different From an Octopus: Rethinking Our Relationship to...

By Leslie Crawford Remember back when we were all tubes? Sy Montgomery does. That was a simpler time, eons before the octopus and Homo sapiens went...