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How Dogs Drink Revealed in Super Slo-Mo Video


It doesn’t take scientific observation to know that dogs aren’t the most graceful of drinkers. Blame it on their cheeks: dogs have what are called “incomplete cheeks,” which allow them to open their mouths wide but, conversely, means they can’t create suction like humans do when drinking through a straw.

Getting Rid of Invasive Species With a Little Electric Shock


Researchers collect fish using backpack electrofishing. Image courtesy South Carolina Department of Natural Resources The problem of invasive species is a slippery one for fisheries managers.

Bankers’ Bad Behavior Is Driven By Workplace Culture


It’s been six years since the 2008 financial collapse, and revelations of dirty deeds in the banking industry are still making headlines even today.

Study of Gay Brothers Suggests Genetic Basis of Male Homosexuality


Are people born gay or is it a choice? A new study of gay brothers, the largest to date, adds more scientific evidence that there’s a genetic basis for homosexuality.

In New York Bay, Humpback Whales Make a Dramatic Comeback


New York City’s urban waterways are again becoming home to some residents who haven’t been seen for hundreds of years: Humpback whales.

Pucker Up: One French Kiss Swaps 80 Million Bacteria


When you lock lips with that special person, you’re not only sharing your bubbling passions, but also your unique blend of oral bacteria.

Philae Rushes to Gather Data as Battery Power Dwindles


Rosetta’s lander Philae has returned the first panoramic image from the surface of a comet. Superimposed on top of the image is a sketch of the Philae lander in the configuration the lander team currently believe it is in.

Philae Lander Is In a Precarious Position on Comet 67P


Rosetta’s lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as these first two CIVA images confirm.

Live Blog: Rosetta Mission Philae Lander On Its Way to Comet Touchdown

After traveling over 4 billion miles, and spending more than a decade in transit, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft’s final stage is in progress: landing a probe, called Philae, on the surface of Comet 67P.

Wirelessly Control Mice With the Power of Your Mind


Tibetan nuns can raise their body temperature to 101 degrees Fahrenheit through their mastery of certain meditation techniques.

The Virus That Could Be Making You Dumber


You may have heard the saying, “You can’t catch stupid” — meant to console you that idiocy is not contagious.

Bats Send Jamming Signals to Steal Rivals’ Meals


Mexican free-tailed bats can emit specialized signals that jam the echolocation of competitors. (Credit: Nickolay Hristov)At home in the cave, bats may live in one big happy colony; but when it comes to mealtime, friends quickly become rivals.

Watch a Feather and Bowling Ball Fall At the Same Speed

Over 400 years ago, the story goes, Galileo stood atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa and dropped two balls of different masses over the edge.

Have a Minute? Then You Have Time for a Workout


Leave it to science to invalidate the excuse that there’s just not enough time in the day for a workout.

World’s First Solar Bike Path to Open in Netherlands


(Courtesy: SolaRoad) Dutch bicycle commuters will soon be riding on sunshine — well, kind of. The Netherlands announced that it is putting the final touches on a 230-foot bike lane that’s constructed with solar panels.

The Exact Moment When New York Office Workers Start Slacking Off


In this visualization, blue is below-average Twitter volume and red/yellow is above-average. People in the Big Apple are pretty productive in their mornings but social media distractions solidly take hold by lunchtime – and the rest of the day is really a wash after that.

Mistaken Identity Explains How G2 Survived a Black Hole


Earlier this year, astronomers watched as an object named G2 zoomed through space and passed close the black hole at the center of our galaxy.

Unlimited Free Lives! 900 Classic Arcade Games Resurrected Online


Your Monday blues are about to be vanquished with a button-mashing trip down memory lane. The Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization that creates back-ups of every page of the Internet, has branched out on a new endeavor: the Internet Arcade.

This Is Your Brain on Magic Mushrooms


Left, the stable brain activity in a normal brain. Right, under the influence of psilocybin, diverse brain regions not normally in communication become strongly linked.

This Is Your Brain on Psychedelic Drugs


Left, the stable brain activity in a normal brain. Right, under the influence of psilocybin, diverse brain regions not normally in communication become strongly linked.


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