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This week’s word is hibernaculum, the word scientists use to describe the place where an animal goes to hibernate.
Brain cells actually change shape as we learn. It’s one way we cement new knowledge. And much of the action happens as we sleep.
New study finds these reptiles may have had an internal furnace that sort of resembled some sharks. It appeared to run neither hot nor cold.
No one likes pain, but it keeps us alive. That’s why scientists want to learn how best to coexist with this complicated and still somewhat mysterious sensation.
A super-speedy species sprints faster than any other land animal — for its size, a new study finds. Scientists may someday tap this tiny mite’s technique to create robots and other devices that zip around at sensational speeds!
The misuse of these ADHD medicines not only constitutes cheating, but they can become addictive and can mess with your head.
Around puberty, a change in the body clock of adolescents and teens makes it hard for them to fall asleep as early as they used to.
Daily rhythms affect everything from the time we wake to how well we perform in sports.
Adolescence triggers brain — and behavioral — changes that few kids or adults understand.
Scientists in 2011 won for making unexpected discoveries about crystals, the human body and the universe.
Parasites show promise in treating immune disorders.
Tarantulas use foot-spun silk to hold tight in slippery situations.