From monkeys to humans, grooming is an important way to win favours and earn social standing. For babies, it can also be the difference between life and death. When you run your hands through your lover’s
Eating popcorn in the cinema may be irritating not just for fellow movie goers, but for advertisers: a group of researchers from Cologne University has concluded that chewing makes us immune to film advertising.
Get replicas of everything from Fido to the new family minivan. Add this one to your grocery list. A supermarket chain in the U.K. is offering a new service that lets customers scan objects and then get
Rock the boat using the physics of buoyancy The Greek polymath Archimedes is said to have solved the mystery of buoyancy in a bathtub. Even if the story is apocryphal, his principle isn't: If an object
When researchers examined how food pictures reduce your enjoyment of eating, we picked 12 vintage Bon Appétit recipes to prove them right As we reported yesterday, researchers at Brigham Young University
Astronomers have found a planet, a mere 80 light years from Earth, that is wandering the heavens alone. The free-floating planet, named PSO J318.5-22, is a gas giant with six times the mass of Jupiter
(The unofficial soundtrack for your weekend.) To Hayao Miyazaki, for a 50-year career of creativity and humanity. Get the guy a drink. To everyone being OK after this twerking disaster. To people agreeing!
A man at a Starbucks in San Antonio discovered a snake in the bathroom (and of course his wife posted a photo of it on Facebook). According to KSAT, the South Texas Herpetology Association "performed comprehensive
The new study, published in Friday's edition of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, is based on data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey. It found that 1.1% of students in grades 6 through
This month's collection of postcards from the nanoworld includes bleached hair, a component from a quantum computer, a fleck of Victorian paint and one of the creatures that helped build the White Cliffs
"Talk directly into my mouth, please." The Gardiner's Seychelles frog is one of the smallest amphibians in the world, measuring less than half an inch long. But their extreme tininess isn't the only curious