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Scientists recently counted the bubbles produced by dissolved carbon dioxide in a glass of poured beer, finding that bubbles can number in the millions.
The animal kingdom is filled with stretchy mouths, from hamster cheeks to blue whale pleats, but which animal has the stretchiest mouth of all?
In 1626, native people purportedly sold Manhattan to the Dutch for a pittance. But there are problems with this story that we shouldn't overlook.
Walking around the moon could be faster than we originally thought, but actually doing it would require some serious planning.
High-speed cameras and arrays of microphones helped researchers draw an acoustic map of hummingbirds' distinctive hum.
Coyotes originated in prairies and deserts, but are now right at home in big cities across North America. How did this naturally shy creature learn to thrive in crowded urban landscapes?