Science

Flips flops are the most popular shoe in the world. They are the preferred shoe of fishermen and farmers in China and India, as well as the favored shoe of beachgoers the world over. Pretty much all of them...
Everyone knows that cats kill birds. Cats are predatory animals, and birds make excellent prey, especially for domestic felines. Though this idea doesn’t bother many people, it turns out that one of the world’s most popular household pets is...
The people who live on the Solomon Islands had long insisted to scientists that a giant tree-dwelling rat species lived among them. But as no scientists had ever been able to find an example of said rat, which the...

Flying Taxi Tested in Dubai

If you are one of the millions of commuters who have to spend hours in traffic each weekday, you will probably appreciate Dubai’s new taxi scheme. This city in the United Arab Emirates is now testing out what they...
It seems that fish in America’s Great Lakes don’t have to worry about dealing with depression. A recent study of ten different species in the Lakes have found significant levels of antidepressant drugs in their brains. Though this may...
The total solar eclipse that will take place in the United States on Monday, August 21st, will not only be a fascinating astronomical spectacle that millions of people will watch. It is also going to be an opportunity for...

Humans Are Still Evolving

According to a recent study of the genomes of over 200,000 people from the United Kingdom and United States, human beings are still evolving, albeit rather slowly. Since many people, especially those in wealthy countries, live well beyond their reproductive...
Many people come down with colds and other minor illnesses after flying. While this is certainly an annoyance for frequent travelers, the problem of disease spreading through an airplane cabin is a major problem with there are major epidemics...
Most of us are familiar with environmental pollution catastrophes that occur on the water, such as the oil spills into the oceans as a result of the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon incidents. But many people don’t realize that...
Nowadays, if you want to make sure your food hasn’t spoiled, you are limited to some very unscientific options. You can check the date, look at it, and/or smell it. None of these methods are completely reliable, leaving it...
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