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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.


How can petri dish studies apply to humans?

The human body has around 100 trillion cells. What can you learn from studying these tiny organisms that you can't learn from studying the entire person? See more »

Why are rodents such popular test subjects?

Compared to dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits, rats and mice are by far voted Most Popular in research labs. (Dogs and cats are tied for Best Looking.) What's the attraction for scientists? See more »

How Biohacking Works

These days, we're busy hacking everything from our lives to our brains. Why should our bodies or our biological information be any different? See more »

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 »

10 Black Scientists You Should Know

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

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 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 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)

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 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 »