During migration season, certain sparrows remain amazingly alert even when they haven’t had much sleep.
A nasty parasite finds a new host by making a fly cough up a blob of gel.
A little airplane called the Hyper-X has broken the speed record for jet aircraft.
Extremely tiny particles known as buckyballs can harm living cells.
Popping diamonds into a high-pressure oven can make these hard minerals even harder.
Silently reading the word “dance” gets your brain to react as though you’re really dancing.
The steady buildup of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere may have helped life forms become more complex.
Future electronic displays may be paper-thin and as flexible as a stick of gum.
Vultures may be getting a deadly dose of medicine from the carcasses they feed upon.
A thin layer of water can keep ocean avalanches moving far and fast.