During storms, some rattlesnakes drink rain droplets from scales on their backs. This unusual behavior could help them survive when water is scarce. Now, researchers have figured out how the nanotexture of scales from these snakes helps them use their bodies to harvest rain. They report their results in in… Continue Reading How rattlesnakes’ scales help them sip rainwater from their bodies – Headline Science

When you die, there are a lot of things you can do with your dead body–bury it, cremate it, have your ashes loaded into fireworks so you can rain down on people on the 4th of July, but some people will choose to have their dead bodies, or body parts,… Continue Reading Can You Cryogenically Freeze Your Body and Come Back to Life?

You’ve had this before (show jalapeno). You know that mouth on fire experience. The sweat, the tears, the pain. All from something so little and friendly looking. So what is it about one of these little guys that can bring a person to tears? Well it all comes down to… Continue Reading Why Do Hot Peppers Cause Pain?

Homeopathic remedies are promoted as effective alternatives to conventional medicine. Is there any truth to that? Nope. In theory and application, homeopathy just doesn’t add up. [SPLASH] Homeopathy is its own category of “alternative medicine” that emerged some 200 years ago. Not all natural or herbal remedies in your pharmacy… Continue Reading Does Homeopathy Work?