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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9 Things Invented or Discovered by Accident

From potato chips to cornflakes, many of the things we consume today were not created by design. The inventors are often held in high regard, but their achievements were really just strange twists of fate.

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  • 10 Black Scientists You Should Know

    10 Black Scientists You Should Know

    You might have heard of George Washington Carver and Neil deGrasse Tyson. But what about Patricia Barth? Or Percy Julian? Meet 10 African-American scientists who have made the world a better place for all people. See more »

  • 10 Completely Obvious Research Discoveries

    10 Completely Obvious Research Discoveries

    We have science to thank for mind-blowing discoveries like DNA and the Higgs boson. And, sometimes, for ones that are mind-numbingly obvious. Here's one of our 10 shockers: It's nice to have friends around. See more »

  • 10 Eponymous Discoveries (and the People Who Made Them)

    10 Eponymous Discoveries (and the People Who Made Them)

    Ah, the pride of leaving your name on a discovery as a lasting legacy of your time here on Earth. As the 10 discoveries on this list demonstrate, you probably won't get to revel in that pride while you're still alive. See more »

  • 10 Holiday Gifts for Budding Scientists

    10 Holiday Gifts for Budding Scientists

    Science-minded gifts for kids have gone way beyond the chemistry set. Now, there are kits teaching perfumery, root-beer making and crime scene investigation. Here are 10 of the coolest gifts we've found. See more »

  • 10 Science Experiments to Do in the Snow

    10 Science Experiments to Do in the Snow

    A snow day is the best. Everyone misses school, and you get to sleep in and spend the day in glorious, chilly nature. But then everyone gets sick of being cold, and suddenly the house seems extremely small. We can help. See more »

  • 10 Scientific Laws and Theories You Really Should Know

    10 Scientific Laws and Theories You Really Should Know

    Even if you don't find yourself, say, operating a scanning electron microscope all that frequently, you might want to brush up on these 10 scientific laws and theories. After all, they're some of our best tools for describing how the universe works. See more »

  • 10 Scientists Rocking Our World

    10 Scientists Rocking Our World

    Do you know that guy? Maybe you should. It's Konstantin Novoselov. He won a Nobel Prize with the help of a piece of sticky tape. Meet him and nine other scientific superpowers laboring to understand our world. See more »

  • 10 Scientists Who Were Their Own Guinea Pigs

    10 Scientists Who Were Their Own Guinea Pigs

    People donate their bodies to science all the time, usually after death. Here, we highlight 10 scientists who experimented on themselves while they were still alive. Not always such a good idea, eh Dr. Jekyll? See more »

  • 10 Things We Thought Were True Before the Scientific Method

    10 Things We Thought Were True Before the Scientific Method

    Before the scientific method came along, science dabbled in some pretty far-out ideas in its youth. Remember miasmas? And spontaneous generation? And the four elements? See more »

  • 2011's 10 Biggest Moments in Science

    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? See more »

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