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Why do people sing in the shower?
10 Bizarre Treatments Doctors Used to Think Were Legit
Ancient Egyptian Pregnancy Test Survived Millennia Because It Worked
Can You Crack This Nuts Quiz?
The Science Behind Your Cat's Catnip Craze
Clever App Uses Smartphone Camera to Identify Plant Species
Your Phone Is a Germ Factory, So Stop Taking It to the Toilet
Why Even Identical Twins Have Different Fingerprints
Which Emerged First: Viruses or Living Cells?
Howstuffworks Interviews: Extinction Level Events with Annalee Newitz
What's the worst extinction in Earth's history?
Why did Neanderthals become extinct?
DNA From Beethoven's Hair Reveals Poor Health and Family Secrets
Who’s Your Daddy? The History of Paternity Testing
What are the likely outcomes of mankind's new knowledge of the human genome?
Why can't we remember being babies?
The Big, Bad Brain Quiz
No More Sweet Tooth? Science Turns Off Sugar Cravings in Mice
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Your body replaces billions (with a b!) of cells every day. In about 100 days, 30 trillion be replaced, but does that mean you're a new person, too?
Humans are a diverse lot. And although we sometimes confuse ethnicity, race and nationality, they are not the same.
By John Donovan
A society run by women doesn't have to be the mirror opposite of one run by men. What does a matriarchy look like, and is it possible you're already living in one?
These majestic trees send their roots down in pillars from branch to ground, can form a canopy over 80 feet high and can live to be 250 years old.
Amanita phalloides is non-native to the North American continent, introduced to California from Europe, and rapidly spreading.
Found along beaches and in the mangrove swamps of tropical climates, the fruit of the manchineel tree was called the 'little apple of death' by Spanish conquistadors.
By Katie Carman
Are you a person who likes to be social but also values some alone time? You are? How did we guess without knowing you? Welcome to the Barnum effect.
Orchids might be the sexiest flower in the greenhouse. Its very name comes from the Greek word for "testicle!" And its reproduction methods are pretty exotic too.