Why you shouldn’t pop your pimples — Really, you shouldn’t

Popping pimples can be very tempting, but this is considered a bad idea by most dermatologists.

How fast hair grows, and other hairy science

On average, your scalp hair grows by 0.35 to 0.45 millimeters a day or half an inch per month.

How your body heals itself after a wound

Never fear, the macrophages are here!

What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder: science to the rescue

The two look identical but they can be quite different.

Incredible pollinating animals– other than bees

There are heaps of other important pollinators!

Witness the birth of an octopus at the Virginia Aquarium– and learn how it happens

The miracle of life.

Animal files: the paradoxical axolotl

They are way more common in aquarium tanks than in the wild.

A few unbelievable bacteria facts

For unicellular organisms, they are anything but boring.

Curious facts about red pandas

Fascinating creatures that have been confusing biologists for centuries.

The science behind the different colours of autumn leaves

What makes the rainbow of colours?

These are the cities with the worst traffic (continent by continent)

Europe’s and North America’s leaders are quite surprising.

Animal files: Kiwi birds— unique birds

Find out why!

The reason why ice floats

A.k.a why our lakes are not completely frozen over and why your ice floats in your cocktail.

How amber forms — nature’s time capsule

It takes millions of years!

Celebrities that have secretly published scientific research

Science is cool!

What is CRISPR gene editing: definition, importance, how it works

What you need to know.

The Difference between Virtual and Augmented Reality

Let’s put the hype away for a second and see what sets these two technologies apart.

Just a handful of tiger subspecies remain in the wild — here they are

Learn more about this charismatic carnivore!

Are humans apes?

Even though you look different, you share 99% of the same genes.

5 romantic animals that mate for life

There are some that you wouldn’t expect.