Scientists have to deal with many issues — including hurricanes and computer glitches — before a rocket can be launched into space.

Lots of animals stay active through the snows of winter. But why don’t they freeze?

In honor of Sea Otter Awareness Week, an expert talks about these fluffy marine mammals.


An expert explains why these shooting stars appear each August and how to see them.

The element -- which is rare on Earth -- is used in rockets, smartphones and medical equipment.

A scientist explains why we hiccup and how to make it stop.

Scientists say this nonnative spider is spreading along the East Coast, and that might be a good thing.

It’s not just about flavor, according to one milk expert.

Snow is mostly frozen water, but in some situations, you might be getting more than you bargained for.

Nuclear power plants don’t emit greenhouse gases, but there are cost and safety drawbacks.

The Webb telescope is scheduled to rocket into space December 24 and investigate galaxies formed billions of years ago.

Why does popcorn pop? Why does slicing onions make you cry? Science can explain.

Growing a giant pumpkin begins with the right kind of seed.

NOAA hurricane forecaster Matthew Rosencrans explains what’s going on.

As we approach an international holiday known as Pluto Demoted Day, an expert explains why the dwarf planet is still super cool.

Also known as an “ice cream headache,” doctors say the condition is harmless. But it does hurt!

Blood donation is unlikely to trigger any hidden superpowers, but it’s a quick and easy way to save a life.

An expert explains why springtime is a bit like Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare.

An expert explains the buzz about the upcoming emergence of Brood X.

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