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November 25, 2015


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Why Salt Clumps

Salt absorbs water vapor from surrounding air and sometimes partially liquifies and clumps together in the process.

November 24, 2015



Rabbits Down Under 

Leporiphobia is the fear of rabbits. It's a real thing and it's entirely justified.

November 23, 2015


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Reentry Heat

The Columbia space shuttle disintegrated while re-entering Earth's atmosphere due to damage caused from its launch. Here's why it went up but didn't come down.

November 20, 2015


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Paleogenomics and the Bronze Age

Genetic analysis of ancient remains can uncover buried facts about our cultural evolution, like why we drink milk.

November 19, 2015



The Ecological Niche

An ecological niche is not the space occupied by a species but the set of conditions required for its survival.

November 18, 2015


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Don’t be Choosy

Increased consumer choice decreases your level of satisfaction.

November 17, 2015



Quail Losers 

Lady quails don't go for the prize fighter; they prefer less aggressive males.

November 16, 2015



Probing Through the Ice: From Antarctica To Europa

Europa, Jupiter's moon, has water that may support life. The only problem is it's buried under a thick layer of ice.

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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?


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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!


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The Floating Needle

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


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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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