Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" is misleading the public again this year with several documentaries. So why are scientists allowing themselves to be featured in these pseudoscience disasters? There's a simple reason: Shark Week producers have been lying to them.
There are a zillion studies about why and how people vote that are depressing, because they reveal just how arbitrary our choices can be. How you vote is affected by where your polling place is, the time of day when you vote, what people said to you in the days leading up to the election, and of course your cultural…
The average blue whale is approximately the length of three school buses. Heck, even a newborn calf is 23 feet long at birth. And do you see that horrific orange streak trailing behind those whales above? Yup, that's a big load of whale feces, an oceanic skidmark maybe the length of a few Volvos.
Nature is full of examples of species that will go to any lengths to survive, as survival of the fittest morphs into survival of the extremest. Some Antarctic moss has found what must be the most disgusting possible survival tactic.
Yes, that's a serious scientific question, especially now that animals are moving into unfamiliar territories and bringing their poop along with them. After two years and over 9,000 dung beetles, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the answer...
A combination of background coloring and penguin gastrointestinal prowess allows the Emperor penguin to be tracked by satellites orbiting the Earth. And ecologists love it.
Every evening, your average wombat deposits 80 to 100 dry, cube-like droppings around its territory. This nocturnal marsupial unloads four to eight of these 2-centimeter wide feces every time it pauses to excrete.
Early last month, prominent social psychologist Diederik Stapel was outed as one of the biggest frauds in scientific history when he admitted to fabricating results in numerous scientific studies.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab have taught Willow Garage's PR2 robot to identify feces based on color, confront the offending substances, and dispose of them in a state-of-the-art plastic bucket. And judging from this video, UPenn gave GRASP a blank check for their fake excrement budget.
Over at the Wall Street Journal, op-edster Robert Bryce has decided that climate change is basically no longer an issue. Mostly he means to say that it's dead as a political issue — he cites the failure of climate talks to produce reasonable carbon taxes and credits. But he doesn't stop there. He thinks it may be dead…
For most of us, being devoured by something many times bigger than us would mean a gruesome, agonizing death. But for tiny snails, it's just a minor irritation...and a quick and disgustingly clever way to migrate elsewhere.
By the 1700s, there could no longer be any doubt. Earth was just one of many worlds orbiting the Sun, which forced scientists and theologians alike to ponder a tricky question. Would God really have bothered to create empty worlds?
There's an old bit of folklore that children tend to more closely resemble their fathers than their mothers. There's a possible evolutionary explanation for this, and one study seemed to confirm it all. Here's why it's all bogus.
Hearing about unexpected things, people used to say, "How do they think up these things? There must be something in the water…."
A new study which shows that wives' sleeping problems have negative impacts on marriages, where husbands' do not. The study was presented at the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, and it showed that when women in the relationship suffered insomnia, both members of the couple…
Generally speaking, poop isn't pleasant, but it also isn't exactly lethal. But every year jellyfish unleash bowel movements so deadly that they can destroy entire marine ecosystems. A little odor doesn't seem so bad all of a sudden, does it?
The most powerful civilization in South America before the arrival of Europeans was the mighty Inca empire, which ruled much of the continent's Pacific coast from their home in the Peru highlands. And it's all thanks to copious llama crap.
It started with some brave souls daring to ask a simple but all-important question...what's more important when it comes to pooping, the position a person is in or the shape of the poop? It's our privilege to share their answer.
Men and women say "I love you" at different points in their relationships, and they say it for very different reasons. It turns out that even the timing of "I love you" is all about following our ancient evolutionary drives.
A recent study in Japan "has demonstrated that the preference for different types of natural mineral water by female college students was similar to that by rats," according to researchers. How did they reach this shocking conclusion?