Science

It's a Trap!

It's a Trap: Humans aren't alone in their ability to craft a clever trap out of their surroundings. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie look to the insect and arachnid world for deadly examples.

Beauty and the Beholder

Beauty and the Beholder: Is beauty intrinsic or merely contextual? Is it in the eye of the beholder or part-and-parcel to our evolution? And just why are a plate of spaghetti, an infant and a Georgia O'Keeffe painting all considered beautiful? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie consider the philosophy and evolutionary biology of beauty. Image: "Morning Light" by Caspar David Friedrich (SuperStock/Getty)

Urine for a Treat

Urine For a Treat: A urine sample reveals a great deal about the person from whence it trickled, but can we drink it? Can it cure what ales us? Does it help with jellyfish stings? The latest science sheds new light on our old myths regarding those salty leavings. Learn all about it in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

Gallery: The Electric Duchenne Smile

Let's shock a smile on that face, shall we?

The Science of Smiles

The Science of Smiles: Just try to resist the power of the human smile. We dare you! In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie explore the science behind all those upside-down frowns. Be sure to check out the accompanying image gallery by clicking here. (Photo by Adrianna Williams/Digital Vision/Getty)

Skeptics and Sasquatches

Skeptics and Sasquatches: What are we to make of the Sasquatch, bigfoot, skunk ape and yeti? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie discuss why the fabled creature doesn't hold up to scientific scrutiny.

Before Science

Before Science: When did the word "scientist" enter our vocabulary? How did science take off as the driving force of modern culture and what of the natural philosophers of old? Listen in to this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind for all the details. Pictured: Babbage's difference engine (SSPL via Getty Images)

The Science of Cute

Why do kitten faces and cartoon cuties hold such power over us? Why does the sight of a puppy tug our heart strings? Find out in this Stuff to Blow Your Mind journey into the science of cute.

Behold the Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko

Satanic geckos! Yes, nature gives us another amazing animal to consider...

Astounding 1983 Bioluminescence Research Photos

Behold some stunning science lab photos from '83...