View of the lower part of an airplane

Fly the Friendly Skies in a Grease Powered Jet

A United Airlines jet is the first to take off using only fuels made from discarded fat.
Close-up of a brown centipede

Journey to the Center(pede) of the Earth

The deepest living centipede has been discovered in a Croatian cave.
Shark fin protruding out of water

Shark Attacks: A History of Hype

A history of shark attacks and public response to them.
Packaging for Munsell Crayons from the early 1900s

Color Us Munsell-Nickerson

The history of the Munsell-Nickerson color system.
Young man with trauma of the head

Despite New Attention, Concussions Remain Mysterious

Despite decades of progress, successful treatment of concussions has been elusive and difficult.
Close-up of a kangaroo

That Kangaroo? It’s Left-Handed

According to a recent study, a majority of kangaroos are left-handed.
Side-by-side comparison of Kennewick Man's skull and a reconstructed head.

A New Chapter to the Controversial Case of Kennewick Man

Kennewick Man is indeed most closely related to modern Native Americans. New results bolster the argument for repatriation and reburial.
Scientist holding a leopard frog.

Tracking the Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog

A new species of Atlantic Coast leopard frog has appeared in industrial wetlands, surprising herpetologists.
Satellite orbiting Pluto

Pluto Gets a Close-Up

What the New Horizon voyage tells us about Pluto.
A young woman struggling to pull on her jeans

The Peril of Skinny Jeans, Corsets, and Restrictive Clothing

what do skinny jeans and corsets have in common. as you may imagine, quite a bit.