Sloth

Why are sloths so slow?

The first piece of the puzzle to understanding why sloths are so slow is their low-calorie folivorous (mostly leaves) diet. Many other folivorous animals...
Mexican Fruit Fly

Do insects get fat?

A Florida entomologist in the 1960's found that he could turn about half of a mosquito's body weight into fat if he handfed it...
Tickling Feather

Why can’t I tickle myself?

According to neuroscientists at the University of London, there are two parts of the brain responsible for how tickling is processed. These regions work...
Mars Astronauts

How long will it take to fly to Mars?

Until flying through the Sun becomes a reality, it will take humans between six and ten months to reach Mars. The exact travel time depends on...

Why is hydrogen peroxide sold in brown bottles?

Hydrogen Peroxide is sold in brown (or dark) bottles because it can decompose into water if it's exposed to light. Opaque bottles keep the...

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