Several countries are launching claims to vast swathes of the Arctic seabed. But what does that mean for political and environmental stability in the region?
Life's Little Mysteries answers fascinating questions about the world around you and the stuff in it, from things in the news and on your mind to crazy questions you didn't even know you had.
A complex network of skull bones, ligaments and muscles allows a snake to swallow prey with bodies much larger than the sinuous predator's own head.
How many people could fit on the moon? Answering that may require asking other questions — about lunar survival.
Parents' fears about vaccine safety may prompt them to eliminate or delay vaccinations, but doing this can jeopardize an infant's health.
Whether your baby has a thick mop of hair or just a few strands, most of it will fall out before she's six months old.
If you could journey through the cosmos' most monstrous objects, what tales — if any — would you be able to tell?
Despite the fact that humans landed on the moon many times during the Apollo missions half a century ago, doing so remains a tough business.
Scary portrayals of great whites in pop culture might lead some people to wonder if the world would be better off with no sharks at all.
The Saffir-Simpson hurricane only goes up to Category 5. But in theory, winds from a powerful hurricane could blow the scale out of the water, scientists say.
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