It's commonly believed that the ocean is blue because it's reflecting the blue sky. But this is a misconception.
A flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) is a vehicle with an internal combustion engine capable of operating on a mixture of fuels, typically gasoline and ethanol.
The primary motivation behind veganism is to reduce harm to all living creatures. It is "compassion in action," according to the American Vegan Society.
Coffee has both positive and negative effects on the body and mind, but the benefits appear to outweigh the harms for most people.
Bursting water pipes are a major concern when winter temperatures drop below freezing. But why do freezing pipes burst?
Corals rely on the photosynthesis of algae for oxygen. To make sure algae get the light they need, coral tissue traps and redistributes sunlight.
Although millions of people celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 25, most scholars agree that he wasn't born on that day, or even in the year 1 A.D.
Rapidly growing mountains have higher rates of soil production and weathering than scientists thought possible, suggesting they may be able to act as carbon sinks.
From small and subtle to large and in charge, sex in the animal kingdom is just as varied as the beasts themselves.
Bat sex involves unique behaviors not seen in other mammals, including swarming, honking and oral sex.
Yeasts are microscopic, single-celled organisms belonging to the fungi kingdom — the taxonomic group that also includes mushrooms and mold.
Peafowl sex is a sight to behold, involving brilliant train displays, rattles and hoot dashes. Once the peacock and peahen have mated, they go their separate ways.
Karma, a Sanskrit word that roughly translates to "action," is a core concept in some Eastern religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism.
Transgender is a term describing people whose gender identity, gender expression, or behavior does not conform to that generally associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.
Looking at fairy tales through the lens of science reveals some stories aren't as far-fetched as they initially appear to be. Here are five real-life examples of fairy tales coming true.