The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
A brief history!
Neurobiologist Leslie B. Vosshall has a different solution for stopping the insects and the spread of disease.
Reader Sarah writes in to ask, “What is it that causes that distinctive 'old person' smell? Whatever it is, it seems to be common to all elderly people.
Every generation likes to think it invented slang anew, but often the latest words are actually very old.
For the last couple years, Jill Harness has been rounding up the world's most beautiful libraries by continent. Here they are all in one place, in no particular order.
While the masses coo at Kate’s dresses and wink at Harry’s antics, there’s a world of colorful royalty that never makes the tabloids.
Of the more than 900 exoplanets discovered to date—planets outside our solar system—none, not a single one, appears to be a nice place to visit or live.
Light Warlpiri only has 350 native speakers, and none of them are older than 35 years old.
They range from the grossly wrong to the freakishly prophetic.
Despite what every corny '70s adventure flick may have led you to believe, you’re unlikely to run into quicksand in your day-to-day life.
You don't usually see the heroes of comic books, TV shows and video games going to the bathroom, eating, or sleeping.