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.


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?

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.

There’s a Study on That: Are People Born on the 13th Unlucky for Life?

Do people born on the 13th of a month have a lifetime of bad luck? Researchers examined whether an “unlucky” birthdate could impact employment, earnings and marriage.

10 Outrageous Experiments Conducted on Humans

Some truly bizarre and troubling things have been done through the ages in the quest for scientific knowledge. The 10 experiments on this list all made humans into lab rats.

How can studies on mice apply to humans?

From the looks of it, we don't have much in common with our mouse friends. But at a genetic level, we're closer than you might think. Close enough to make a difference in our health?

How can studies on rats apply to humans?

Rats! They're just like family. Evolutionarily, anyway. So when it comes to research and biomedical study, what can they do for us?

Why do we experiment on animals?

Since we're trying to figure out what makes Ted tick (or makes Ted's ticker stop ticking), why not cut out the middle mouse? It's complicated.

Why do we experiment on guinea pigs?

About 86,000 rats and mice are used a year in research, while the twitchy-nosed guinea pig has only 1,300 mentions. But you can thank guinea pigs for ridding the world of scurvy pirates.

Why do we experiment on mice?

Mice are small and reproduce quickly, but they're more than just an animal of convenient size and libido. Mice have some truly special genetic gifts that it doesn't take a scientist to appreciate.

Are lab animals really calmer around women?

The plot of "The Scent of a Woman" has nothing to do with mice. But in a research lab, some say that very scent is like rodent Valium. Mouse myth or reality?