Mimicry at its finest — or why this is not a snake

Disclaimer: this is not an actual snake.

The Mars Terraformer Transfer (MATT):  what it is and how we’d use it

Terraformation need not engineer an entire planetary surface. The Lake Matthew Team introduces their audacious invention.

Follow the last 30 years of humanity shaping the planet through the eyes of Google’s Timelapse

Bird’s eye view.

What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Dementia is a syndrome while Alzheimer’s is a disease. More key differences between the two after the jump.

Voyager-1 spacecraft: 40 years of history and interstellar flight

Despite traveling more than ten billion miles in four decades, Voyager-1 is still at it.

How science knows when nations are testing nuclear bombs — even when they are lying

We can’t deduce everything, but we can deduce A LOT.

Why am I always cold? Science to the rescue

Feeling cold all the time isn’t necessarily a bad thing but there are things you can do to raise temperature.

What is brain fog: the mental fatigue that ruins your mood

The worst kind of fog there is.

What’s the difference between HIV and AIDS

You shouldn’t use the two interchangeably.

What does 5-sigma mean in science?

In science, there’s no room for certainty. But we can get close enough by using statistical significance.

How alleles make us who we are

It has to do with your parents, and a bit of luck.

A history of how computers went from stealing your heart, to stealing your job

They changed our society from the ground up. And will do so again.

How old is the oldest tree?

it’s a surprisingly long time.

Chocolate files: from the early days to today’s dark pleasure

Chocolate is… who am I kidding — we all know what chocolate is. It’s sweet, delicious pleasure. But chocolate, this seemingly simple product has a rich and complex history which stems for almost 4,000 years. Before it took the beloved form we know today, chocolate had medicinal and ritualistic uses. The Early Mesoamerican days The Aztecs and the Maya believed that

What are the moons of the solar system and how many are there

An overview of some of the most important natural satellites in our solar system. They’re quite a few.

What is THC: the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana

THC has beneficial health outcomes but also carries risks. Let’s see what the science says about it.

Animal files: Kiwi birds— unique birds

Find out why!

What’s a Galileo thermometer and how do you read it?

While it’s not the most precise instrument, it’s certainly one of the most attractive.

How hot is a sauna, and other steamy facts

There’s a big difference between wet saunas and dry saunas.

Tesla Model 3: All About The Most Anticipated Car Ever

A glimpse at the future: the electric, self-driven vehicle of choice for the average American home.