Hurricanes and typhoons — or more broadly, tropical cyclones — begin as clusters of thunderstorms over tropical ocean waters, taking anywhere from several hours to days to become organized.
Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide chemical in the world, sprayed everywhere from farms to backyards.
Stingrays are an instantly recognizable fish. The graceful swimmers glide through the water by undulating the edges of their flat, pancake-like bodies.
Locusts are described by their two dramatically different behavior patterns: Either docile and solitary, or active and sociable, forming gigantic, ravenous swarms.
Freemasonry is often misunderstood as a cult or a religion, but it's actually the world's largest fraternal organization with a long and complex history.
Taxonomy is the science of naming, defining and classifying organisms into evolutionarily related groups. It gives biologists a common language.
The Congo River is a long, arcing river in West-Central Africa, featuring a rainforest and providing food and transport for 75 million people.
Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances, and how substances interact with energy.
These Y-shaped molecules can precisely target and neutralize viruses, bacteria and other foreign invaders.
Mummification, or the process of preserving the dead, was once a widespread practice among many ancient societies.
Scientists use herd immunity to describe the point at which a population is sufficiently immune to a disease to prevent its circulation.
Located about 66.5 degrees north of the Equator lies the Arctic Circle — a line of latitude that outlines the border of Earth's northernmost region known as the Arctic.
Written over 200 years ago, the Constitution is a legal document of Articles and Amendments that form the foundation of the federal government, state authority and citizen rights.
Poor planning and a lack of cooperation meant British strategy was destined to fail during the American Revolution.