November 9, 2015

Whales: Big, Loud, and Old

The blue whale is the biggest animal on the planet—as far as we know the biggest animal ever to have lived on the planet. Just the […]
November 1, 2015

You Are Getting Sleepy

There are a lot of great mysteries is science (black holes, time travel, how memory works) but surprisingly, one of them is why we have to […]
October 27, 2015

Short-Horned Lizards Don’t Stop At Just Looking Creepy

Still haven’t decided what to go as for Halloween? May I suggest a short-horned lizard (also known as a horned toad)? Not quite what you had […]
October 12, 2015

What’s The Big Deal With The Nobel Prize?

After a recent post on the Nobel-Prize-winning research on neutrinos, a reader wrote in to ask, “It’s very interesting about neutrinos and all, but what exactly […]