Watch a fish think, the science of swarms, tracking cicadas, resurrection’s all the rage, and more.
Too much salt kills. But we need salt to survive. It’s all about balance.
The Vatican blows smoke, you can’t burn DNA, bringing extinct animals back from the dead, Martian life and more.
Coffee, chocolate, morphine and cocaine all have one thing in common. Their active ingredients — the things that makes them work as they do — are all parts of a chemical family called the alkaloids.
When you swat a fly, you’re swatting a biological machine that in many respects makes the electromechanical machines (read: robots) that we make look less than crude by comparison. Don’t take my word for it; watch “fly guy” Michael Dickinson tell the tale in his recent TEDxCalTech talk.