When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video, he started screaming. Hanlon studies camouflage in cephalopods -- squid, cuttlefish and octopus -- who are masters of optical illusion.
These are works by 'the greatest French artist of all time', according to Louis XIV. Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) used his artistry to compare human and animal faces, later inspiring Charles Darwin to write The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.
When do you need to tell a prospective buyer your house is haunted? Where do you need a license to practice necromancy or to be reincarnated? And where can you file a lawsuit against a supernatural being? These real-life laws will tell you all that and more.
A controversial scientist who carried out provocative research on making influenza viruses more infectious has completed his most dangerous experiment to date by deliberately creating a pandemic strain of flu that can evade the human immune system.
Astronomers have detected a mysterious signal 240 million light years away from Earth, in the Perseus Cluster, one of the most massive objects in the Universe. The unidentified signal is a 'spike of intensity at a very specific wavelength of X-ray light'. Scientists don't know yet what is the origin.
Looks like time travel is possible... for particles of light. Using a photon, physicists have managed to simulate quantum particles traveling through time. Studying the photon’s behavior could help scientists understand some inexplicable aspects of modern physics.
Dropping Mentos into Diet Coke is one of the most popular at-home experiments to perform. When the candy’s porous surface, gelatin, and gum arabic combine with the potassium benzoate, aspartame, and carbonation in the soda, the CO2 gets released incredibly rapidly, producing a tremendous amount of foam. When forced to go through the bottle’s narrow opening, this creates a huge geyser.
Ever heard of the philosophical zombie? It's a philosophical concept that rarely translates into physiology - until now. A case of false color-blindness makes us wonder: What's the difference between seeing something and knowing that you're seeing something?