New and Improved Bird Bath, Now With Extra Coyote!

Bird baths aren't just for birds any more. A crafty coyote at Death Valley National Park decided to escape the heat by squeezing itself into a small bird-sized bathtub. » 7/11/14 2:59am 7/11/14 2:59am

A Scientific Guide To Surviving Summer

The first day of summer is fast approaching – will you be prepared for suntanning, swimming, and swarms of bugs? Here's our handy guide to surviving the sultriest of seasons, with SCIENCE. » 6/15/14 2:55pm 6/15/14 2:55pm

A Map Of Where In The U.S. You Get The Most Sunlight

What are the sunniest (and the darkest) places in the U.S.? For an answer, check out this map, which graphs the average sunlight each place has received daily since 1990. » 6/03/14 7:45am 6/03/14 7:45am

The Ultimate Guide to this Summer's Geekiest Art and Science Exhibits

Summer is the season for conventions and blockbuster movies, a time to look forward to great new TV and innovative comics. It's also a great time to pop your head into a gallery or museum and see the latest and greatest in art, history, design—and how science relates to them all. Here are some of the geeky exhibits… » 4/28/13 7:00am 4/28/13 7:00am

The Physics that Explain Why You Should Wear Black This Summer

We're all encouraged to wear white in summer, since white clothing is supposed to keep us cool — but it doesn't. In fact, black clothing is the best way to keep cool in the heat. It's basic physics. And biology. Find out why cool people will wear black this summer. » 4/23/12 3:18pm 4/23/12 3:18pm

Can you pee in a pool without getting found out?

It is my sad duty to tell you that you can. You can now change your name to I.P. Freely. Fear should not keep you from peeing in a pool – just shame. » 6/20/11 7:00am 6/20/11 7:00am

Kick Up Some Waves With This Flying Sea Pod

Antigrav will give us flying cars, but more importantly it'll reinvent jetski technology. These seacraft hoverpods look sexier than those pod racers in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Plus you could zip up onto the beach and spray sand in the face of the jock who bullied you during high school. » 1/08/08 1:20pm 1/08/08 1:20pm