In 1846 Vienna, childbed fever caused death among many pregnant patients. Consequently, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis began an experiment where his doctors washed their hands. Learn more about this experiment on the Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries."
After being pulled out of his home by a tornado, a man lands in a nearby field with no significant injuries. The strength of his bones protected him. Bones' resiliency is discussed in this Discovery Channel video.
Get a wake-up call on this episode of Animal Planet's "Fooled by Nature." In Kenya, the red-billed hornbills partner with the dwarf mongoose by waking them up for breakfast and feasting on the leftovers. They also alert the mongoose of predators.
On Animal Planet's "Fooled by Nature," oxpeckers appear to be the perfect neighbor in the African savannah, cleaning anything from parasites to bodily wastes off of their terrestrial partners. However, their bloodlust makes for a sinister partnership.
Engineers are testing an experimental train that floats on a magnetic field, called Maglev, for magnetic levitation. Learn more about this speedy vehicle on Discovery Channel's series, "Extreme Engineering."
A few teams of computer scientists around the world have designed methods for translating digital code into DNA code. They work together with bioengineers who can synthesize DNA, building it from the blocks up.
This week Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled a bold plan to diversify the country’s oil-dependent economy, vowing to kick the fossil fuel habit by 2020. But how can the Kingdom accomplish this in just 4 years?