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A look at the science of sunscreen: how it intercepts the sun's rays, whether it blocks vitamin D production, and what SPF really means.
Think caffeine dehydrates you? Or that you can't get too much water on a hot day? Douglas Casa, of the Korey Stringer Institute, sets the record straight.
Mayo myth-busters, a ketchup jar that never jams, and a salute to the pickle.
Plan a scientific summer getaway around Grand Canyon geology, tidepools or volcanic lava tubes.
Thousands of lightning strikes occur each minute on Earth. We'll talk about the science of lightning.
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.