Did You Know? Umbilical Cord Cross-Sections Look Like a Dumb :) Face

An umbilical cord is that thing that was connected to you in that place where you’ll now find your belly button, and we all used to have one. Thanks to introductory biology classes, I presume that level of umbilical cord awareness is fairly common. But let’s go a little deeper (on Wikipedia) and learn more about what… » 4/16/15 6:50pm 4/16/15 6:50pm

Do Different Kinds Of Alcohol Get You Different Kinds Of Drunk?

When your friend gets tipsy and starts rambling about how tequila turns her into a savage party monster, and then your other friend vehemently calls bullshit, calmly put your hands up and say this: "Friends. Please. I got this." And then explain to them what I'm about to explain to you. » 8/15/14 4:01pm 8/15/14 4:01pm

Some Genius Designed A Hamster Wheel For Cats

It's called One Fast Cat. At 48-inches across, the circular, cat-powered cat-treadmill is a gigantified version of the exercise wheels commonly associated with lab rodents. It's designed to help your feline companion exercise indoors, when it isn't busy bringing death and destruction to the outside world. » 7/20/14 9:27pm 7/20/14 9:27pm

Watch this polar bear cub take his first bath

This little cub has dealt with more than his share of struggle in his brief life. One of three male cubs born at the Toronto Zoo last November, he was the only one to survive more than 48 hours. When his mother had trouble nursing him, staff at the zoo's Wildlife Health Centre decided to intervene in the cub's… » 1/26/14 5:59pm 1/26/14 5:59pm

Evolution is steered by aggressive competition between females

One of the classic images from evolutionary theory is of two males smashing each other up to compete for the chance to fertilize a female. Scientists have spent over a century studying this kind of male competition, but new discoveries reveal that competition between females is just as important. » 11/11/13 4:42pm 11/11/13 4:42pm