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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A startup in California is touting the anti-aging effects of transfusing teenagers' blood on older people.
By Diana Brown Mar 13, 2018
Why are we still performing scientific tests on live animals?
By Patrick J. Kiger Feb 8, 2018
We might not be able to reanimate a corpse, but Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' has influenced the research and ethics of scientists for 200 years.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 23, 2018
A beta test of the online game "ArcheAge" revealed that people may be more helpful than harmful when an apocalypse looms.
By Shelley Danzy Oct 11, 2017
HowStuffWorks explains the secrets of static electricity.
Neanderthals distilled tar more than 100,000 years before modern humans created glue; archaeologists compared three potential ways this ancient tech was used.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 14, 2017
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?
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 11, 2017
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.
By Ed Grabianowski
We shouldn't discount a new Chinese breakthrough in photonic quantum teleportation, but we shouldn't overblow it, either.
By Jonathan Strickland Jul 13, 2017
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By Yves Jeffcoat May 12, 2017
According to a new study, whole-body vibration has muscle and bone health benefits for mice.
By Shelley Danzy Mar 30, 2017
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.
By Shelley Danzy Feb 7, 2017
Around the world, in study after study, one color and one number always emerge as faves. Can you guess what they are?
By Karen Kirkpatrick Dec 2, 2016
Critics worry that journals with lax standards are lowering the reliability of scientific literature — and exploiting the inexperience of young researchers.
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 16, 2016
Researchers have discovered a way to trigger and control a visual hallucination without drugs, illness or direct brain stimulation.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 31, 2016
After surveying thousands of published genetics papers, researchers found nearly one-fifth had errors caused by Microsoft Excel in their supplementary files. Uh-oh.
By Jonathan Strickland Aug 25, 2016
Animal testing has a long, gruesome history, but it's also saved countless human lives.
By Oisin Curran
Science is forever uncovering the mysteries of our universe, but some questions remain elusive. What topics have us still scratching our heads?
By Nathan Chandler
While it might seem like the home only of Martha Stewart wannabes, Pinterest has a political side too.
By Alia Hoyt Feb 18, 2016
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.
By Laurie L. Dove Oct 1, 2015
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.
By Maria Trimarchi
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?
By Kate Kershner
Rats! They're just like family. Evolutionarily, anyway. So when it comes to research and biomedical study, what can they do for us?
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.
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.
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