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Megan Giddings

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November 17, 2017


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The Story Of Aspirin

The word aspirin is a combination of two hard to pronounce scientific terms.

November 16, 2017


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Student Protest on a Physics Exam

A student reminded his physics professor there is more than one correct way to solve a problem.

November 15, 2017



Why Your Gravy Needs Starch

Smooth, delicious gravy isn't just art; it's science!

November 15, 2017


a model of a T.Rex

Jurassic Park Lied To You

Even though there are elaborate chase scenes in the Jurassic Park movies, T. Rex couldn't run.

November 14, 2017


a museum exhibit featuring a reconstruction of Ötzi

The Iceman’s Ax

Ötzi, a glacier mummy discovered in 1991, has helped scientists learn about the Copper Age.

November 13, 2017


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Trypophobia is a fear of objects with small holes.

November 10, 2017


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Being Bilingual Is Good For Your Brain

People who are bilingual may gain some mental advantages even beyond the realm of language control.

November 8, 2017


many kinds of vinegar

A Moment Of Vinegar

Vinegar is delicious, makes delicious things, and can be used as a cleaning agent.

November 8, 2017


a woman smelling flowers

Smell The Past

Odor-evoked memories increase temporal lobe activity which has been linked with positive memory processing.

November 7, 2017


a drone delivering a package

Drone Versus Truck: Environmental Impact Showdown

Do delivery drones or delivery trucks release more carbon dioxide emissions?

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