Though many say that cats have domesticated humans – rather than the other way around – from a scientific perspective, when were cats first kept as pets?
I was just about to throw out some old AA batteries when my girlfriend stopped me and said that I had to recycle them because “they” won’t let you put them in the garbage anymore. Is this true? Billions & billions of batteries Americans use up and throw out billions of everyday household batteries each…
You may have heard that mistletoe can kill people – and pets. But is this little plant actually poisonous, or is that mostly hype? You may be surprised by what it can do.
What do cats use their whiskers for? They actually do a lot for your feline friend – far more than we’d ever expect a human hair to deliver. Here’s a look.
If you’ve heard about a supermoon, you know that earth’s satellite rock will look bigger to us — but why? And are there any dangers involved? Find out.
Are there any differences between crocodiles and alligators, or are they just different names for the same thing?
An itchy, painful rash from poison oak is no fun at all – and just because you never had a problem before doesn’t mean you won’t have a reaction. Find out more here!
If you want to know the right kind of grass for a backyard lawn in your region, we have some tips so you can live on the side where the grass is greener.
You may have lived somewhere that you feel has to be one of the wettest places on the planet – but what really is the rainiest place on earth?
Almost any kid raised in California will probably tell you that it’s illegal to a California poppy. But is it true?
What is a good score on an IQ test? Here’s a look at what goes into determining someone’s intelligence quotient, whether genius or not.
Is it true that you can figure out the temperature based on a cricket’s chirps? Yes, you can – and here’s how to do it.
When it’s over 100 degrees outside, is it finally hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk?
Are eucalyptus trees a major contributor to wildfires and forest fires because they’re more flammable than lots of other trees – and can even explode?
Find out about American dust storms here – along with why they’re called haboobs – and find out how they can be dangerous.
What is a solar flare, do they really cause problems here on Earth – and should you worry? Learn more here.
Is there actually a difference between a turtle and a tortoise, or are the terms pretty much used interchangeably? Find out here!
Is there some trick to choosing a ripe, sweet, really good watermelon? Here are some things to look for to get the most delicious fruit.
You may have heard that bananas are radioactive. Is it true, or just a myth? Find out the burning truth here.
How do airport and concert venue metal detectors work? Somehow, a seemingly plain rectangular doorway can figure out if I left my keys in my pocket.