Scientific Experiments

Scientific experiments are a fun and exciting way to learn more about the wonderful world of science. In this section you'll find great articles all about scientific experiments.

How to Help NASA Collect Data During the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

You're going to be looking at the sky anyway, so why not use a citizen-science smartphone app to help NASA while you're at it?

How the Stanford Prison Experiment Worked

The Stanford Prison Experiment is one of the most well-known psychological studies, infamous for the participants' cruel behavior. But the whole story of the study is much more complex.

No, We Didn't Just Teleport an Object to Space — But Here's What Did Happen

We shouldn't discount a new Chinese breakthrough in photonic quantum teleportation, but we shouldn't overblow it, either.

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Whole-body Vibration Is As Effective As Exercise in Mice, Study Shows

According to a new study, whole-body vibration has muscle and bone health benefits for mice.

Science Is Pretty Bad at Predicting Suicide Risk

Despite decades of research, we'd be just as well off flipping a coin, when it comes to estimating a person's likelihood to attempt suicide.

We Bet We Know What Your Favorite Number Is

Around the world, in study after study, one color and one number always emerge as faves. Can you guess what they are?

Academics Worry That Predatory, Pay-to-Publish Journals Hurt Science

Critics worry that journals with lax standards are lowering the reliability of scientific literature — and exploiting the inexperience of young researchers.

Scientists Can Induce Visual Hallucinations by Showing You This Annoying Video

Researchers have discovered a way to trigger and control a visual hallucination without drugs, illness or direct brain stimulation.

Excel Is Autocorrecting Scientific Research. And That's Not Cool

After surveying thousands of published genetics papers, researchers found nearly one-fifth had errors caused by Microsoft Excel in their supplementary files. Uh-oh.