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October 18, 2017


a slug in grass

Animal Slime

We discuss some of the slimes that are naturally made by animals.

October 11, 2017


a museum reconstruction of Xin Zhui

The Discovery of Xin Zhui

Xin Zhui's body is so well-preserved her skin is described as feeling alive.

October 4, 2017


King Tut's iconic golden mask

Tutankhamun And The Incan Ice Maiden

In the spirit of Halloween, an AMOS introduction to famous mummies.

September 20, 2017


a destroyed church

Earthquake Explainer

In the United States, Alaska has the highest number of earthquakes on average.

September 13, 2017


northern lights behind a snowy landscape

Solar Flares And You

Solar storms can impact power grids, GPS, and radio transmissions, among other things.

September 6, 2017


Smoke and mountains in the background, a neighborhood in the foreground.

Wildfires: A Brief Explainer

Wildfires need three ingredients: heat, fuel, and oxygen.

August 29, 2017


A black and white photo of a hurricane taken from space

Hurricanes: A Brief Explainer

Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones are the same kind of storm.

August 23, 2017


Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Solar Eclipse Epilogue

The next total solar eclipse visible in the United States will be in 2024.

August 18, 2017


A boy in front of a chainlink fence

Viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Trying to figure out how to experience the 2017 solar eclipse? We've got options for you.

August 16, 2017


A total solar eclipse with visible corona

The Sun’s Corona And Solar Eclipses

Total solar eclipses are when the sun's corona are most easily observed.

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