Why are there mammals that lay eggs?

Nature always finds a way.

Can you raise your IQ score?

Paradoxically, that wouldn’t make you smarter.

A look at how the world invented pizza

Grab a slice!

What is the highest IQ in the world (and should you actually care?)

A high IQ is a nice head start — but it’s far from telling the whole story.

What is oxidation?

Oxidation is Loss, Reduction is Gain (of electrons).

Why we yawn and why it’s contagious

Just thinking about it makes me yawn — because it’s contagious, not because it’s boring.

How big is the universe?

Scientists don’t really know if the universe is finite or infinite, but here is the best of our knowledge

When worlds collide: Volcanic Lightning

These are two of the most spectacular phenomena you can observe — and they can be intertwined.

The Manhattanhenge phenomenon — here’s what you need to know

It’s a unique astronomic phenomenon.

Like a moth to the flame: why moths are attracted to light

Wonder why your room is full of moths in the summer?

Christmas myths: the Yule Cat

Not your average cat — or your Christmas tradition.

What’s the difference between ionic and covalent bonds

They’re actually more similar than you’d think.

What are carbs? Are they ‘good’ or ‘bad’?

There are many misconceptions surrounding carbohydrates. Let’s have a look!

Are near-death experiences just hallucinations?

Seeing a ‘bright light’ was probably just your brain hallucinating.

The most beautiful and important mathematical equations

Here are some of the most famous equations, from the ancient Greeks to modern physics.

The main types of seismic waves: P, S, and surface waves

Seismic waves can either be body waves or surface waves — but the full story is far more complex.

What causes Blood Moons? The same thing that makes skies blue


How to reduce your home’s ecological footprint

We’re all kings and queens of our own castles.

Meet the trillions of viruses that make up your virome

If you think you don’t have viruses, think again.

‘Trimming the fat’ — the implications for research and education

Finding a solution to this problem is key to ensuring that research does not stagnate, but instead continues to flourish.