Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters. For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate. Many Americans
When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain. That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering
Wildlife In reeds tinged red in the Central Asian sun, a tiger once roamed. Will it again? (Illustration: Helmut Diller, WWF) I imagine a tiger. He’ll move through the forest and his days Leaving his on
Weird & Wild NFL balls shouldn't be deflated—but in the wild, animals do it all the time. As the New England Patriots recently learned, deflating game balls can attract a ton of unwanted attention. But
A mixed heritage gives sled dogs their love of running, a desire to work, and a need for wild places. Like many top athletes, Sultana trains hard and has no time for the shenanigans of younger teammates.
The science behind what makes people scratch Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him
Almost 30 years before Kodachrome, two French brothers invented a way to take color photos. The autochrome process they developed gave the soft, slightly blurred images the feel of an Impressionist painting.