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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.

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2011's 10 Biggest Moments in Science

OK, so we humans didn't cure death in 2011, but we did develop a tiny, working microbrain and clock some subatomic particles racing around at unbelievable speeds. What other amazing feats made our scientific highlight reel?


Amazing, Astonishing & Absurd: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Read on to get the scoop on a $10 million ransom for Enzo Ferrari's corpse, Americans' biggest fear and the wonderful world of gastropods. See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

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? See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

How Animal Testing Works

Animal testing has a long, gruesome history, but it's also saved countless human lives. See more »

10 Questions That Science Can't Answer Yet

Science is forever uncovering the mysteries of our universe, but some questions remain elusive. What topics have us still scratching our heads? See more »

Study Shows Pinterest Has an Anti-Vaccination Bias

While it might seem like the home only of Martha Stewart wannabes, Pinterest has a political side too. See more »