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September 1, 2014

 

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Dormant Seeds

Some seeds lie dormant as a survival technique: they wait until weather conditions are optimal to make their big debut.

August 29, 2014

 

Paradise tree snakes coiled around a branch

Flying Snakes

Snakes are best known for their slithering, but scientists have discovered a "flying" species.

August 28, 2014

 

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Thinking About Aging

Insecurities about aging can actually cause incompetence and health problems in elderly people.

August 27, 2014

 

The sun, peeking through the thin line of Earth's atmosphere, photographed from the International Space Station.

The Dark Side of the Universe

The curved and expanding universe has no other "side," per se.

August 26, 2014

 

Horse with horseshoes gallops through muddy terrain

Hoofing It

Wild horses don't need horseshoes, but domesticated horses travel paved surfaces that wear down their hoofs at an uncomfortable rate.

August 25, 2014

 

Pluto and its large moon Charon are depicted in this artistâs concept. The distant Sun appears as a very bright star. Prepared for NASA by Norman W. Lee and Stephen Paul Meszaros

Dwarf Planets

Astronomers made a big discovery in determining Pluto's dwarf planet credentials.

August 22, 2014

 

Alligator nest

Rejuvenating Your Skin

Daily moisturizers promising to rejuvenate dead and dull skin cells are over-selling themselves.

August 21, 2014

 

Elements of a galaxy from NASA photos

Colliding Galaxies

After growing increasingly distant, two galactic siblings—the Milky Way and Andromeda—will reunite (billions of years from now).

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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?

 

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Exploding Water

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

 

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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.

 

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What Makes A Yo-Yo Yo?

What Makes a Yo-Yo Yo?

 

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An Easy Way To Teach Your Kids About Displacement

Why does a sheet of tin foil float but a ball of tin foil sink?

 

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Which Hits The Ground First: A Golf Ball Or A Bowling Ball?

Yes, the classic physics question is visited again. A Moment of Science learns about mass and gravity.

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