Shaking Hands Is Our Way of Sniffing Each Other, Scientists Say

Experiments reveal the majority of people tend to smell their own palms shortly after shaking hands with somebody
by Laura Sinpetru, 12:30 GMT
 

Watch: The Science of Being Literally Scared to Death

In some cases, people can react to a perceived threat bad enough for their body to go haywire and eventually shut down
by Laura Sinpetru, March 3rd, 2015
 

Comet Lovejoy Looks Stunning in New Space Image

The image, obtained with the help of the Dark Energy Camera, was shared with the public just yesterday
by Laura Sinpetru, February 28th, 2015
Watch: The Chemistry Behind Movie Explosions

Watch: The Chemistry Behind Movie Explosions

by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2015
There are plenty of movies out there that owe their popularity to big explosions, here is the science behind the blasts
 

Watch: Why It's Never a Good Idea to Lick a Frozen Metal Pole

Science video explains what happens when daredevils decide to lick frozen metal poles and why they get stuck to them
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2015
 

It's Scientifically Accurate to Judge a Man by His Fingers

Study finds men with short index fingers and long ring fingers tend to be nicer to women, are likely to have more kids
by Laura Sinpetru, February 19th, 2015
 

Mutant E. Coli Bacteria Are 750 Times Bigger than Normal

The abnormally long bacteria were knowingly and purposely grown by researchers with Canada's Concordia University
by Laura Sinpetru, February 19th, 2015
 

Dwarf Planet Ceres Sports a Whole Lot of Craters on Its Surface

NASA astronomers release new space images showing dwarf planet Ceres as pictured by the agency's Dawn probe
by Laura Sinpetru, February 18th, 2015
 

Watch: Dude Cooks a Perfect Fried Egg on Mercury

This trick is one you should never ever try to recreate, not unless you want to end up in the hospital
by Laura Sinpetru, February 18th, 2015
Scary Viper's Tail Looks like an Even Scarier Spider

Scary Viper's Tail Looks like an Even Scarier Spider

by Laura Sinpetru, February 17th, 2015
These seriously freaky vipers use their odd spider-shaped tails to attract prey, wildlife researchers say
 

Watch: How to Make Water Levitate, as Explained by Science

All you need is a frying pan, a functional stove, a box of matches and, well, some water to play with
by Laura Sinpetru, February 17th, 2015
 

Start Practicing Meditation If You Want to Sleep Better at Night

Study finds people who practice mindfulness meditation enjoy better sleep quality than those who don't
by Laura Sinpetru, February 17th, 2015
 

Bizarre Plumes on Mars Have Scientists Scratching Their Heads

The plumes, caught on camera on several occasions, sometimes rise to altitudes of over 250 kilometers (155 miles)
by Laura Sinpetru, February 17th, 2015
 

Watch: Why Roses Smell Sweet, as Explained by Science

Science video explains where the sweet rose smell many of us find it impossible to resist comes from
by Laura Sinpetru, February 14th, 2015
 
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