Could This Newly Discovered Planet Harbor Life?

An Earth-sized planet only 11 light years away might have the right conditions to sustain life as we know it, despite its star having some strange qualities.

How Long Have We Been Keeping Dogs on Leashes?

A new find of very old artwork depicts dogs wearing leashes. Learn more about our history with man’s best friend in this episode of BrainStuff.

How Much Cardboard Does Online Shipping Use?

Online shipping is highly convenient, and it’s changing the way we use cardboard — but not necessarily for the worse. Learn why in this episode of BrainStuff.

What Can a Cache of Pterosaur Eggs Teach Us?

A huge cache of ancient pterosaur eggs has been unearthed in China. Learn what this find can tell us about these flying contemporaries of dinosaurs in this epiosde of BrainStuff.

Could You Outrun a Volcano?

Outrunning a volcanic eruption, like many things that look easy in movies or sound simple in theory, is more complicated in reality. Learn why you shouldn't attempt this feat in this episode of BrainStuff.

Will Bitcoin Remain the Biggest Cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin's booming value has everyone excited, but some financial experts are putting their money on other cryptocurrencies. Learn about the potential future of Bitcoin in this episode of BrainStuff.

Is There a Real Witches' Curse in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'?

You may have heard that the Bard's tragedy "Macbeth" is cursed. Learn how this superstition came about in this episode of BrainStuff.

There's Another Reason to Not Eat Raw Cookie Dough

Recent research has revealed another danger lurking in uncooked dough: tenacious E. coli can survive in dry flour. Learn how scientists figured it out in this episode of BrainStuff.

Why Can't Some People Sleep Without a Fan?

Some people find it impossible to sleep without background noise, like a fan whirring. Researchers have identified the possible culprit. Learn how it works in this episode of BrainStuff.

Why Do People Get Adult-Onset Food Allergies?

New research indicates that adult-onset food allergies are more common than previously thought. But why do they happen? Learn more on BrainStuff.