The “pins and needles” feeling explained

Ever wonder why your foot sometimes falls asleep?

What causes the seasons?

It’s all in the tilt.

Rock-solid geology puns that will have you erupting in laughter

They’re the schist.

What is gluten intolerance, and what are its symptoms?

Most of them have to do with your belly — but not all.

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.