How one earth (or space) can a person experience microgravity?
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Here's a look at whether Earth is getting closer to or farther from the sun, why that's happening and what effects it might have on our planet.
If you're in a random group of people, what are the chances that two of the people will have the same birthday?
There are about 1,350 potentially active volcanoes on Earth. Where are most of these volcanoes located?
Sharks are older than dinosaurs and even trees. What's the secret to their long evolutionary success?
Legend has it that the soul weighs 21 grams, but science can neither prove the existence of the soul nor weigh one.
People from food cultures where wine is a daily part of life have famously low rates of heart disease and long lives. But does drinking wine actually help you live longer?
A seashell held to your ear may sound like the ocean, but so does cupping your hand or holding a bowl at the same spot. Here's why.
Here's the science behind petrified wood, including what it is, how long it takes to form and whether it's useful in the research world.