The science behind the different colours of autumn leaves

What makes the rainbow of colours?

Are viruses alive?

The answer has stumped scientists for decades.

Why satellites have those golden foils on them — and how it saves a lot of lives

Like many other NASA technologies, this also proved to be really useful on Earth.

How alleles make us who we are

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

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!

The main types of mountains — Earth’s ups and downs

Let’s talk some mountains.

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.

What is Mitochondrial DNA and Mitochondrial Inheritance

Mitochondrial DNA is inherited only from the mother, and there’s a lot we can learn starting from this basic fact.

Why eating lots of sugar makes you fat

How bittersweet…

5 romantic animals that mate for life

There are some that you wouldn’t expect.

Sink your teeth into some cool facts about sharks

Learn more about these fascinating fish!

Aviation 101 : Flight Dynamics

To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home.

Why are plants green?

There’s a reason why they aren’t black or purple!

The different types of forests: everything you need to know

The green lungs of the earth come in many different varieties.

Myth bashing: Are daddy longlegs spiders?

It’s more confusing than it seems.

How honey is made and other sweet facts

Ah, what is sweeter than honey?

Why and how do jellyfish sting?

Ready, steady, fire!

What Wikipedia can’t tell you about making cheese

DIY for the holidays!

Venom versus poison: what is the difference?

It’s a matter of life and death!