Take a metronome. Then take another. Then another. Set them ticking at different times. Look. Lift. (That's the key part.) Watch. Then Laugh. Because you will be dumbfounded.
Tempted to collect some cicada specimens this spring? An entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History explains how you can prepare, pin, and display the bugs at home.
Bees could build flat honeycombs from just three shapes: squares, triangles or hexagons. But for some reason, bees choose hexagons. Always "perfect" hexagons. Why?
It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But this hour, we try to do just that. Find out where you can hear Words on-air this week.
Getting fed up with all the cicada talk this spring? Grab a bingo card and keep track of any hyperbolic descriptions, clichés, and fear-mongering you run across. Then blow off a little steam by screaming bingo louder than a swarm of sex-crazed buzzing insects!
Ever wonder why humans cry? A professor of behavioral neurology answers some questions, and helps give us a better understanding of how a feeling in our guts can come out as water in our eyes.