Watch What Happens When You Put A Hummingbird In A Wind Tunnel

High speed footage can reveal the unusual mechanics of a hummingbird's wingbeat. Here's how this remarkable aerialist keeps a level head, even in the face of aggressive wind and rain. » 3/31/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Bad Reviews May Actually Be Good For Sales

We've all spent some time checking out online reviews. While businesses want nothing but good reviews, a new study shows that sometimes mixed reviews can actually help drive up sales. Here's why. » 3/31/15 2:43pm Today 2:43pm

The Real-Life Science Behind Orphan Black

In addition to being incredibly entertaining and provocative, the popular Orphan Black series is absolutely teeming with science. From human clones and genetic engineering through to DNA barcodes and genetic patents, here's what you need to know about the science behind the show. » 3/31/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

Before-And-After Pics Show Vanuatu Stripped Bare By A Category 5 Cyclone

On March 17, Cyclone Pam swept through the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. NASA has now released a disturbing set of before-and-after photos captured by the Lansat 8 satellite. » 3/31/15 1:07pm Today 1:07pm

Why Did A Group Of Medieval Monks See Part Of The Moon Explode?

In 1178, a group of monks at Canterbury saw the moon suddenly explode into sparks, "writhe," and "take on a blackish appearance." What the hell did they see? » 3/31/15 12:53pm Today 12:53pm

This Video Will Explain Something You've Always Seen But Never Noticed

This slow motion video explains an phenomenon called "buckling instability" - the crimped edges of a splash of water. More importantly, it shows us how much familiar physics we don't notice until it's pointed out to us. » 3/31/15 9:40am Today 9:40am

The Science Of Spontaneous Healing

A person comes down with a terrible disease. The doctors give up all hope. Then, suddenly, the disease is gone. It's a great soap opera plot, but it can actually happen in real life. The question is, how? » 3/31/15 8:00am Today 8:00am

Low Gravity Seriously Messes With An Ant's Ability To Explore Space

Experiments aboard the International Space Station with common pavement ants have shown just how badly microgravity impairs the insects' ability to search unexplored areas. Remarkably, however, tumbling ants demonstrated an uncanny ability to regain contact with the surface. » 3/31/15 7:00am Today 7:00am

Glow-In-The-Dark Tampons Are Being Used To Fix Broken Sewers

The UK has a problem: thanks to bad plumbing and a groaning sewer system, 'grey water' — the stuff that comes out of your dishwashers and washing machines — is ending up in rivers, bringing all sorts of contaminants with it. Hi-tech solutions exist to monitor the problem, but a much cheaper (and more amusing) option… » 3/31/15 1:59am Today 1:59am

Watch This CD Rip Apart –  At 170,000 FPS

The Slow Mo Guys filmed a CD spinning up to 23,000 rpm at a genuinely incredible 170,000 frames per second. It's the highest frame rate they've ever employed on the channel, and it's pretty spectacular to watch. (For reference, the footage up top was shot at "only" 28,500 FPS.) » 3/30/15 1:50pm Yesterday 1:50pm

Tiny 'Nanoneedles' Could Help Your Damaged Organs Repair Themselves

In a trial involving mice, an international team of researchers used microscopic "nanoneedles" to coax the body into generating new blood vessels. Applied to humans, the technology could eventually be used to get organs and nerves to repair themselves. » 3/30/15 1:40pm Yesterday 1:40pm

Do You Suffer From 'Exploding Head Syndrome'? You're Not Alone.

New findings indicate nearly one in five college-age students has been startled awake by an abrupt, loud noise that doesn't actually exist. Known as "exploding head syndrome," the psychological condition appears to be more common and disruptive than previously thought. » 3/30/15 1:20pm Yesterday 1:20pm

Sharks Can Bark Like Dogs

Sometimes nature is just out to screw with you. There are at least two kinds of shark that can, when handled, bark like dogs. Anyone who wonders if their bark is worse than their bite is welcome to try to find out. » 3/30/15 1:20pm Yesterday 1:20pm

What Would Being In A Bunker For 15 Years Really Do To Your Head?

So a woman emerges from a bunker after 15 years. She's cheerful and ready to embrace life. It's the premise of the recent Netflix series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but what is the reality? What do years of isolation and confinement actually do to a person's brain? » 3/30/15 11:20am Yesterday 11:20am

No, NASA Is Not Planning To Build A Space Station With Russia

This past weekend, the head of Roscosmos announced plans to build a new orbital space station in partnership with NASA to replace the aging International Space Station. Too bad it isn't true. » 3/30/15 7:40am Yesterday 7:40am

Tell Us Your Very Best Stories From Inside The Lab

Let's face it: Sometimes the process of doing science is a lot messier (and more fire-prone) than it seems from the outside. Today, we want to hear all your best, most harrowing stories from inside of the lab. » 3/30/15 7:00am Yesterday 7:00am

The Animal With The Most Legendary Testicles In The World

The tanuki is a kind of canid native to Japan. Over the years it has gotten quite a reputation... or rather, its testicles have. » 3/30/15 6:30am Yesterday 6:30am

Color Isn't Always About Sex, Study Finds

When it comes to birds, males—with their bright feathers, extra accessories, and impressive mating displays—tend to get all the attention. But for many birds, such as the Choco Toucan pictured above, brilliant plumage has nothing to do with sex, and everything to do with survival. » 3/30/15 1:00am Yesterday 1:00am