Image: Orchid Mantis Sitting on a Pink Orchid

5 minutes

The Orchid That’s Actually an Insect

The Orchid Mantis may look like a gorgeous flower, but behind that beauty is a deadly assassin. Check out how these remarkable creatures use their camouflage to its most deadly–and beautiful–best.

Image: Medieval Image of a Griffin, Protoceratops Skull, and ancient Greek Pottery of a Griffin

6 minutes

The Fossil Record of Mythical Beasts?

In a time before we understood extinction, how did people interpret the fossils they found? From Griffins to snakes turned to stone through prayer, here are just some of the explanations we’ve used through time!

Image: Coffee with foam in the shape of a smile

6 minutes

What’s in Your Cup?

For many, caffeine is something they can’t live without. How many of us know why that cup of tea or coffee in the morning keeps us awake? Here’s a fun look at what all that caffeine is doing up in our brains!

Image: Woman asleep on a tree limb over a pond

7 minutes

It’s Okay, Let Yourself be Bored!

One of the best ways to increase your creativity and problem-solving may surprise you. It doesn’t involve a fancy app, or much practice, in fact, the tools you need are always with you!

6 minutes

Your Smile is a Storyteller

When it comes to decoding the history of humanity, did you know ancient teeth are some of our greatest assets? Yes, the humble tooth can provide us with an incredible window into the past!

10 minutes

Can You Smell That? It’s Your Memory!

It’s a powerful tool that most of us have been gifted, but do you think we’re truly utilizing our sense of smell? Today we learn how this sense shapes our world and how we can become better at sniffing out our memories!

8 minutes

A Closer Look at the Dinosaurs with Us Now!

Are dinosaurs still around today? You probably know that birds and dinosaurs are evolutionary cousins, but do you know how we know that? Here’s a deeper look at a piece of knowledge we might normally take for granted!

8 minutes

Meet Your Microbiome!

Did you know you are home to millions of invisible creatures? Say hello your microbiome, the ecosystem of microscopic organisms that help keep you alive!

Image: Climber on top of Everest on a clear day

6 minutes

Why is Mt. Everest So Massive?

Is there some unseen force that compels a thousand people each year to risk their lives climbing Everest? Here’s more reason to behold Everest with awe!

Image: Dragon

16 minutes

Are Dragons in our DNA?

There’s a fascinating reason why dragons show up in cultures all around the world, and it’s something that unites us all!

Image: Wheat products

10 minutes

What Exactly is Gluten Anyway?

If you’ve ever scratched your head about the fuss regarding gluten in our diets, here’s an entertaining way to feel like an expert, in less than 10 minutes!

7 minutes

Why Do We See Faces on Mars?

We’ve seen a lot on the surface of Mars, but what about the stranger things? Why do we keep seeing things like canals, bigfoot, iguanas, faces on Mars?

26 minutes

Meet our New Neighbors!

The TRAPPIST-1 discovery of seven earthlike planets has shaken the world, but what does this discovery mean for you and me? Here’s a little perspective on it all!

Image: Woman holding glasses to her face with sparklers coming out to the lenses

6 minutes

The Key to Understanding First Impressions

Can we control our initial assumptions and impulses? Well no, we actually can’t, but we can understand them and let another part of our brain control our reactions. Here’s a great insight into our own brains!