From tales of Scottish swordsmen to Rocky Balboa and the myth of artistic talent, the causes and effects of left-handedness remain enigmatic.
With a tape measure, a stepladder and an anxious crowd of ceramic students looking on, the official Mug Drop Contest recently shattered the dreams of indestructible chalices.
Black soil created by humans long ago could brighten the future of modern farming and help curb global warming.
A diet rich in fish and frogs could explain why the human brain got so big and powerful way back when.
The super-sensitive Breathalyzer-type tool is being trained to detect chemicals in breath that suggest illness.
Newly applied techniques could determine the oldest life on Earth and whether there was ever life on Mars.