Watch Plants Sprout And Grow In Seconds, In These Astonishing Timelapses

Nature is full of small miracles — you see them everywhere you look, but they often happen too slowly to appreciate. Which is why these timelapse videos, showing germination from seed to fully grown plant, are so astonishing. Check out the most inspirational plant germination videos on the internet! » 3/24/15 3:30pm Tuesday 3:30pm

The Strangest Discoveries That Made Me Fall in Love With Science Again

Even for people with the right inclination, the sciences aren't always easy to enjoy. They're exacting frustrating, and slow-to-advance — but also ever-changing. And sometimes, the most unexpected things can make you rediscover them all over again. Here are the strangest things that made me love each of the sciences. » 3/23/15 11:24am Monday 11:24am

The Creatures You're Inhaling Right Now That You Don't Know About

Every day you move through an ecology without noticing it. The air above us and, regrettably, the air we breathe in, contains creatures and potential creatures that form their own particular system of life. You may be surprised to discover all the living creatures you inhale with every breath, and how they're… » 3/20/15 8:00am 3/20/15 8:00am

Why Whale Songs Are Still One Of Science's Greatest Mysteries

Humpback whales are renowned for their ability to produce songs of remarkable beauty, complexity, and duration. But despite decades of research, scientists still aren't sure why these whales engage in such elaborate acoustic displays. Here's what we know — and have yet to learn — about the humpback whale's song. » 3/19/15 11:40am 3/19/15 11:40am

Why Are You Nearsighted? Here's An Explanation You May Not Have Heard.

Nearsightedness is reaching epidemic levels worldwide, but nowhere is its rise more prevalent than East Asia, where as many as 90% of teenagers and young adults now suffer from blurry distance vision. Why the sudden spike? Book work has long been blamed, but recent findings point to something else. » 3/18/15 3:20pm 3/18/15 3:20pm

Why Freeing Elephant Performers Is Not Nearly Enough

The costumes are coming off, the shackles are being unlocked, and the boxcars are opening. After more than 130 years, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus will retire its elephants. It's an important step — but animals need legal rights, and not just laws that treat them like things. » 3/18/15 8:20am 3/18/15 8:20am