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January 14, 2015

 

Appalachian Mountains aerial view

Appalachian Bend

The Appalachian Mountain range has a strange bend in it caused by the gravitational pull of certain underground rocks.

January 13, 2015

 

fly swatter

How High Does a Fly Fly?

Flies will travel upwards of 6,000 feet to ensure maximum annoyance.

January 12, 2015

 

lego scene with white picket fence

Good Neighborhood, Healthier Heart

People living in friendly surroundings have reduced chances of heart problems.

January 9, 2015

 

a near-Earth asteroid, called Bennu

What’s That in the Sky?

Falling sky debris doesn't pose any real threat. But in the nuclear age, asteroids could trigger war sirens.

January 8, 2015

 

telephone cord

E. T. Phoned. Now What?

Even if we do establish contact with extraterrestrials, communicating with them is a whole other story.

January 7, 2015

 

SETI â The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Radio Telescope

Is E.T. Trying to Phone?

Scientists search for narrow-band transmissions in outer space as a possible sign of extraterrestrial life.

January 6, 2015

 

spotted Knapweed plant

Offensive Plants

Some plants produce their own herbicides to ward off invaders and protect their turf.

January 5, 2015

 

girl playing soccer

Are Tomboys Born or Made?

Studies show that hormones during pregnancy can later affect a child's gender-role behavior.

January 2, 2015

 

student sleeping in library stacks

Does School Start Too Early?

Since teenage brains need extra sleep, starting high school later in the morning is a proven way to boost test scores.

January 1, 2015

 

Earth's atmosphere and moon

Looking for Signs of Life on Earth

The light in Earth's atmosphere may reflect signs of extraterrestrial life.

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