Here's why nuclear bomb explosions lead to a mushroom-shape cloud.
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Particle accelerators can help scientists measure the smallest and largest particles in the universe.
Humans are slow and weak compared with bears, pumas and other large predators, but these beasts usually avoid us. Why don't these animals try to eat us more often?
Atoms are the building blocks of all matter in the universe, but how many are there in the part of it we can see from Earth?
New evidence shows that watermelons were first domesticated in Sudan, leading experts to think the region rivals Iraq as a cradle of agriculture.
While often strained, the U.K.-U.S. relationship got a boost when Roosevelt and Churchill became drinking buddies.
Some animals lead quiet lives, while others prefer constant chatter. Why do some animals vocalize more than others, and what are they saying?
Our planet is constantly moving, racing around the sun and spinning on its axis. But how fast does it move?
The funny bone is actually the ulnar nerve, which is responsible for transmitting information from the fingertips to the brain and back again.
Are ghosts real? Ghost hunters like to believe that ghosts exist, but science and logic are the real ghost busters.