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October 12, 2015



Head Transplants: Coming Soon?

Doctor who aims to perform head transplant by 2017 is in over his head.

October 9, 2015


man crawling at Muddy Volcanoes (looking very thirsty)


Dehydration can be deadly; the amount of water you need to stay healthy depends on a variety of factors.

October 8, 2015


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The Eye of the Dung Beetle

Dung beetles use moonlight's polarization to guide its dung hunts.

October 7, 2015


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Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité…and the Metric System?

French scientists originally determined the length of a meter by measuring the distance between the North Pole and the equator and dividing it by ten million.

October 5, 2015


polar bear in wild

Born to Roam 

Polar bears can't bear to be locked up in zoos because it's in their nature to roam long distances.

October 2, 2015


cycling class

Multi-tasking and Exercise

Exercising while doing certain cognitive tasks can actually improve performance.

October 1, 2015


catepillar inflatable

Tapping Caterpillars 

They don't have vocal chords, but caterpillars use sound to try to scare off intruders.

September 30, 2015


Ionized gas stretching out from quasar galaxy for thousands of light years

Ghostly Objects Surrounding Distant Galaxies 

In 2007, a Dutch schoolteacher discovered green ghostly structures surrounding distant galaxies that he dubbed "voorwerps."

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Wild Science: American Crow

Crows are uncommonly intelligent. On this episode of Wild Science, we visit Wildcare Inc. to see all of what these brainy birds can do!



Dog Mouth Vs. Human Mouth

Some people believe that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. While this may be true, which mouth is more dangerous to people?


a small birthday cake with trick candles

The Trick Inside A Trick Candle

No sooner are they blown out, then they re-light and can be blown out again. How can a candle light itself?


a man looks into a microwave

Exploding Water

Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.


a bar magnet surrounded by small compasses

Make Your Own Compass

Learn this old sailing trick and find your way back to shore!


needle floating in a plate of water

The Floating Needle

Here's a neat experiment you can try at home!


a journal with a latin palindrome and the words

Getting It Backwards

Why are letters reversed in a mirror? Try this experiment with pen and paper.


pink yo yo

What Makes A Yo-Yo Yo?

What Makes a Yo-Yo Yo?

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