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The Importance of Hand Washing

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May 24, 2016

 

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Evolving Better Eyes

A small crustacean called Daphnia provides evidence that larger eye size yields a reproductive advantage.

May 23, 2016

 

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How Clouds Float

Clouds weigh several tons but stay airy by distributing their weight over a large area.

May 20, 2016

 

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Blow Dryer Flier

How does this ping pong ball float in mid-air? Bernoulli's Principle.

May 19, 2016

 

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Bradycardia

Bradycardia is a below average heart rate, slower than 60 beats per minute.

May 18, 2016

 

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Ancient Roman Parasites

Ancient poop reveals that Romans suffered from intestinal parasites, despite their sophisticated sanitation system.

May 17, 2016

 

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Why Mountains Stop Growing

Scientists tackle this mystery: Why do mountains rise but never get any taller?

May 16, 2016

 

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Irish Potato Famine Investigation

DNA detectives trace the bacteria that caused the Irish Potato Famine back to 16th century South America.

May 13, 2016

 

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Anaconda!

Though exaggerated in Hollywood creature features, anacondas are monstrous!

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Wild Science: Poison Ivy

Poison ivy can quickly turn your relaxing nature hike into a painfully itchy affair! Learn more about this toxic plant and how to steer clear of its path.

 

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!

 

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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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