After evolving from horses some two million years ago, zebras earned their stripes. But why? A team of scientists has found part of the answer.
Many women and men have realized their dreams of flying in space. They all began by submitting an application to become an astronaut. Here's how.
Immersing yourself in the world of people doing amazing things can bring unexpected results. Here's what you can learn from Pixar's creative process.
We know that sleep is crucial for learning and memory - but exactly how the brain forms long-term memories not well understood.
If you're doing online dating, these tips from researchers will help you give your profile the best chance of being seen and remembered.
Researchers have discovered that arachnophobes tend to overestimate spider size when they see an eight-legged creepy-crawly.
A study has found that you can improve your writing by simply typing more slowly.
There really was a giant, flightless bird - Gastornis - with a head the size of a horse's wandering the high Arctic some 53 million years ago.
For years, the spinning dancer optical illusion has been making the rounds - but what is it really about?
Do naps prevent burnout? Evidence is mounting that sleep may enhance information processing and learning, and can ease irritation and frustration.
What is the photographic effect bokeh exactly - and how can you do it with your camera?
The women who cover today's news 24 hours a day should snap a salute to their predecessors who covered World War II.
A research team has discovered an invisible shield in space, some 7,200 miles above Earth, that blocks killer electrons.
Here are 12 different images of black holes that powerfully demonstrate just how energetic and amazing our universe can be.
Check out some genius views on the creative power of solitude, including perspectives from Tesla, Mozart, Einstein and Picasso.
Whether it's wearing a forced smile or being part of group that can't keep straight faces, there's a lot you can tell from awkward family photos.
Based on new research by a sociologist, here are some ways to make more effective political arguments - no matter what side you're on?
The perks that come with spending days without gravity are out of this world! Here are a few things astronauts enjoy about living in space.
A professor reflects upon the abnormal and the TV show 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' in terms of its danger and allure of 'monsters.'
Quilting blocks aligned to create an out-of-this-world star quilt that pulled together the talents of an astronaut and crafters from all over earth.
According to a national survey, these are the top 10 fears in America right now.
When people across the US were surveyed about their paranormal beliefs, researchers discovered a few surprising trends.
Every month, your attention is probably drawn to a awareness month. So what health awareness months are when? Here's a calendar.
With yet another school shooting still fresh in our minds, social media is filled with opinions about gun control. What can you do to make a difference?