Science is forever uncovering the mysteries of our universe, but some questions remain elusive. What topics have us still scratching our heads?
by Nathan Chandler
Good News, Mars Colonists: Pure Water Ice You Can Dig Up With a Shovel
All those intrepid colonists are going to need a plentiful supply of water, and it turns out that accessing one may not be as hard as we thought.
The Solar System
The Big-Hearted, the Breathtaking and the Baby Bump: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
From Oprah's speech at the 75th Golden Globes to the gender reveal party trend, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.
Can Different Bird Species 'Talk' with Each Other?
Does your parakeet understand the cardinal chirping outside its window? Can a pigeon's noises mean anything to a crow? Yes, it can.
Why 911 May Not Find You, But Uber Can
Emergency 911 systems sometimes have a tougher time finding cell phone callers than apps such as Uber.
Has the 'Twisted' Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts Been Solved?
6 Punctuation Marks That Don't Exist But Totally Should
10 Foodborne Illnesses That Will Make You Wish You Were Dead
How do antiperspirants keep you from sweating?
How Elimination Diets Work
What are some safe ways to remove earwax?
How Motion Sickness Works
10 Unexpected Ways to Get Food Poisoning
Is suicide more common around holidays?
How El Nino Works
How big can hail get (and how is that even possible)?
10 Myths About Rainbows
What if the oceans disappeared?
What if Earth's core cooled down?
What's the deal with those laundry symbols, and how do I tell them apart?
Why would you throw a fire extinguisher?
10 Things You Should Never Do to Your Lawn
Should you turn your heat down when you're not home?
Can I use interior paint for exterior surfaces?
How the First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit Worked
5 Ways Uber Is Really Different From a Regular Taxi
10 Tips for Buying a Used Motorcycle
How Driverless Car Racing Works
What happens if your used car is recalled?
Do car interiors turn toxic in the summer?
10 Superstitions From the World of Motor Racing
How Google Deep Dream Works
How Twitter Periscope Works
What's a disruptive technology?
How can a bracelet track your heart rate?
How 5G Works
How Twitch Works
Is it rude to mention someone on a volatile Twitter hashtag?
Do tattoos have a smell?
How Pacifism Works
How Anarchism Works
How can I spot genealogy scams?
10 Historically Pivotal Murders
5 Advantages to Doing Your Own Taxes
How Perfumers Work
10 Tax Tips for Married Couples
How to Report Tip Income
Will bankruptcy affect my spouse’s money?
10 Tax Benefits for College Students
10 Ways Your Memory Is Completely Inaccurate
How Human Head Transplants Could Work
10 Worst Ways History Has Repeated Itself
How Knife Throwing Works
10 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw
How Pterosaurs Worked
The Wilmington Coup of 1898, Part 1
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