The delicious scent of baking bread wafting out from the open doors of a nearby bakery can act like a time portal.
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The promise of learning to read significantly faster is intriguing. But true speed reading isn't supported by the science.
The idea of eating roadkill may be foreign to some, but with proper precautions it can provide a safe and sustainable source of meat.
Up to 90% of people are right-handed. Scientists are still trying to figure out why lefties have always been in the minority.
Our brains are ravenous, guzzling up to a quarter of the body's energy. So thinking really hard should be an easy way to burn more calories — right?
Ever been in an empty house and felt like someone's watching you? For some, that sensation, that fear of ghosts, is never-ending.
Head-bobbing might make pigeons look ridiculous, but there's a practical purpose behind this very strange display.
Imagine a world where mountains grow so high, they poke through the upper atmosphere and create a rocky maze for pilots to navigate.
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?
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.