Both of Earth's poles are cold, but which has more ice and wins the prize for "coldest" pole?
Life's Little Mysteries answers fascinating questions about the world around you and the stuff in it, including wild questions you didn't even know you had.
And check out our "Life's Little Mysteries" podcast, where we answer questions about mysteries big and small — about ancient civilizations; our planet and solar system; the plants and animals that live alongside us; our bodies and how they work; and more. Listen in on Apple podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom.
Whether you call our planet the Earth, the world or a terrestrial body, all of these names have an origin story deep in history.
Auroras don't just exist on Earth. Here's what we know about auroras on other planets in the solar system.
A terrifying climate change prophecy appears to be upon us, with bomb-like cyclones and searing droughts. But is the weather actually getting worse?
Due to a number of technical and logistical difficulties, as well as meandering through sparsely populated areas, there is no pressing need to build a bridge on the Amazon River.
Brain regions that activate when we hear speech out loud are also active when we think about speech.
Astronomers will have to wait a while to celebrate the first complete orbit of Pluto since its discovery.
The ancient Maya stashed many treasures in their pyramids, including a jaguar throne and jade masks.
When you're tackling the baseboards with a dust cloth, is what you're mopping up mostly your own dead skin? That's only a little bit true.
Do you sport a Fu Manchu? Muttonchops? A soul patch? If so, you can chalk your ability to grow facial hair up to your hormones.
Milk isn't the same across species. Here's the science of why babies shouldn't drink cow's milk until they're older.
Camels' large, leathery mouths can handle the prickly thorns of almost any kind of desert vegetation, including that which other desert animals steer clear of.
The ancient Egyptian king Tutankhamun was entombed with lavish grave goods. What were other Egyptian pharaohs buried with in ancient times?
A healthy adult bladder can hold a fair amount of urine, but regularly holding it to the point of discomfort isn't a great idea.