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October 29, 2014

 

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Cinnabark

Do you know where cinnamon comes from? Bark from a Sri Lankan laurel tree.

October 28, 2014

 

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Shelter From the Storm

When gentians sense the cold air that precedes a downpour, they shutter their petals from the rain to protect their pollen.

October 27, 2014

 

Anthrax bacteria (green) being swallowed by an immune system cell

Anthrax Attacks

Anthrax is an infectious disease caused when spore-forming bacteria enter the body.

October 24, 2014

 

starlings flying in strange pattern

Are We Confusing the Birds?

Our electrical gadgets are jamming migratory birds' navigational senses.

October 23, 2014

 

3 people collaborate while standing around a table

Stand-Up Performance

Standing up while doing tasks makes workers more creative and collaborative.

October 22, 2014

 

Burgess Shale

Fossil Find Solves a Double Mystery

Scientists link mysterious ice-cream cone shaped fossils to Hallucigenia, a spiny, soft-bodied creature from 500 million years ago.

October 21, 2014

 

plastic bag in ocean

One Word: Plastics

There's so much plastic pollution in the environment, that plastic infused stones, or plastiglomerates, are forming all over the world.

October 20, 2014

 

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Mossy North Side

In the middle latitudes of the northern hemisphere, southward facing objects get more sunlight throughout the year.

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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?

 

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?

 

water droplet

An Easy Way To Teach Your Kids About Displacement

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

 

The Empire State Building in New York, New York

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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