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Link Between Memory and Sugar

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March 26, 2015

 

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Alcohol On A Wound

Alcohol creates a burning sensation on open wounds because it triggers your body's heat receptors.

March 25, 2015

 

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My Ouch Ain’t Yours

Pain is experienced differently, as each person produces different levels of pain-numbing endorphins.

March 24, 2015

 

Greek text from Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stones and Aliens

Can deciphering texts from ancient civilizations teach us anything about communicating with alien civilizations?

March 23, 2015

 

muscle man flexes forearm

Conan the Bacterium

Even global nuclear war couldn't wipe out this powerful strain of bacteria!

March 20, 2015

 

woman focuses

Distract Your Way to Weight Loss

How do you fight snack cravings? Distract yourself from food distractions.

March 19, 2015

 

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It Takes One to Know One

Birds of a feather steal together (and suspiciously hide food from one another).

March 18, 2015

 

Beautiful cave paintings dating from the late Neolithic, Epipaleolithic and early Bronze Age. The Magura cave in Bulgaria.

How Art Began

Scientists date an Indonesian cave painting to 40,000 years old—shaking up previous ideas about art's origins and migration.

March 17, 2015

 

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Gecko Glue

Scientists uncover the secret to geckos' gravity defying mobility: hairy feet.

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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.

 

a bar magnet surrounded by small compasses

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!

 

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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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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