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To Maximize The Joy Of Eating Candy, Apply Physics

When it comes to candy, most people fit into two camps — either you savor your candy, or you devour […]

What’s With Frosty? Why Isn’t He Showing Up On Time?

Check out this graph of America’s “Growing Season” — it measures the number of continuous days and nights when it […]

Why We’re Happy Being Sad: Pop’s Emotional Evolution

Six years ago, Glenn Schellenberg decided to do an experiment. Schellenberg works at the University of Toronto, where he studies […]

As Temps Rise, Cities Combat ‘Heat Island’ Effect

More than 20,000 high-temperature records have been broken so far this year in the United States. And the heat is […]

Can We Learn To Forget Our Memories?

Around 10 years ago, Malcolm MacLeod got interested in forgetting. For most people, the tendency to forget is something we […]

Pinky DNA Points To Clues About Ancient Humans

Scientists in Germany have been able to get enough DNA from a fossilized pinky to produce a high-quality DNA sequence […]

With West Nile On The Rise, We Answer Your Questions

This year is on track to be the worst ever for West Nile virus in the United States. Here are […]

Why Does Pregnancy Last 9 Months?

Babies are lovely but altogether helpless creatures. Wouldn’t it be better if tiny humans were born able to walk, like […]

Reading Up On Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics — the branch of physics dealing with heat and its relation to other forms of energy — is profound […]

Methane Making An Appearance In Pa. Water Supplies

Mike and Nancy Leighton’s problems began on May 19, just as Mike was settling in to watch the Preakness Stakes. […]

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