Many people may think it's amazing that a simple piece of produce can conduct electricity. As it turns out, that's not the whole story.
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.
Unlike chocolate chip cookies or tomato soup, the invention of bread can't be pinned down to a single person or people; instead, it evolved to its present state over the course of millennia.
Only a certain type of uranium works in nuclear reactors and bombs. Separating that type from the more common kind requires a great deal of engineering skill.
That microwave popcorn smell has a history. And while some people love it, others say it smells like vomit or urine.
Some would argue that there are no winners in warfare. But in some battles, the losses are more embarrassing than others.
Moon-based detritus includes leftover urine-collection kits, an olive branch and tons of robotic equipment from lunar probes.
During the so-called Super Blue Blood Moon lunar eclipse, the face of the moon will turn a brick-red hue. Here's why.
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