NASA provides about 200 choices on the space station, but travel to Mars poses new challenges.

Candy chemistry explains how simple sucrose can be chewy, hard or fluffy.

They’re too small to be recycled, so they end up in the landfill by the millions.

Vultures and possums are two creatures that use foul odors to their advantage.

That funny smell and briny taste come from rocks.

  • By Rachel Feltman
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  • Jun 10
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There’s plenty of useless junk circling the planet, thanks to humans.

The colorful show is a plant’s gamble on staying alive.

It’s not simply to clean their fur.

Prairie voles and other animals form lifelong bonds, but that doesn’t mean they feel the way humans do.

Speedskaters try to shave fractions of a second off their times with the help of their uniforms’ fabric.

The Arctic creature’s fur is actually not white at all.

Isn’t not exactly fair to blame this fowl for the urge to take a nap on Thanksgiving.

We bust myths about vampire squids, vampire squirrels, ghost sharks and more.

Reds, oranges and yellows emerge in the fall when trees stop making sugar.

If you don’t take precautions, permanent eye damage is a real consequence.

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