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A “Frankenstein” Galaxy

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February 16, 2017

 

A photograph of what appears to be a pond. Green-brown algae is on the edges. In the middle of the photograph and the pond, you can see below the water's surface. What you can see is seaweed. A few dark blue spaces.

A Fishy Gaze

Green sunfish can see quite well in water that is thick and murky. How?

February 15, 2017

 

Wind blowing snow and weeds in a field.

How Cold Does It Feel?

How does the National Weather Service calculate the windchill?

February 14, 2017

 

An image of Westerlund 2.

Project Starshot

What if only took 20 years, rather than 30,000, to reach Proxima Centauri?

February 13, 2017

 

An image of Carbon's representation on the periodical table of elements.

Where Did Carbon Come From?

Carbon is key to life on earth. But was carbon there from the beginning, when the planet formed?

February 10, 2017

 

A deer chewing on a branch.

Deer Attack

Trees know when someone or something is eating them.

February 9, 2017

 

A meteorite with a dice and ruler to give a sense of its size/scale

Introducing Ost-65

Ost-65 looks like an average meteorite, but its chemical make-up is unusual for meteorites on Earth.

February 8, 2017

 

The moon shines over a brightly lit city

Moon Tan

Can spending enough time under a very bright moon get you tan?

February 7, 2017

 

A waning gibbous moon over eastern Europe. The moon is a bright white circle in the very middle of the top of the image. Below the moon,  there are are light blue clouds and at the very bottom of the image, white clouds.

The Moon is 238,900 Miles Away

Why is it so hard for people to visually judge how far away the moon is?

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Inflatable Clown Bouncing Back Up After Being Hit

Why You Can’t Knock Down a Clown

Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, right back up.

 

Haven't We Met?

Haven’t We Met?

If you suffered from the neurological disorder called "facial agnosia," you might not recognize the faces of close friends and family. How could this happen?

 

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How Do You Make A Diet-Coke Float?

Here is an at home experiment you can try! Learn about molecular density!

 

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Wild Science: Timber Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes are an important component of our ecosystem, but are also potentially dangerous to humans.

 

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Wild Science: Opossums

They may look gross and scary, but that's just them playing "opossum." We visit Wildcare Inc., to find out more about the "garbage collector of the forest."

 

American Columbo

American Columbo

The American Columbo plant doesn't flower until close to its 30th birthday, and then it promptly gives up the ghost.

 

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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.

 

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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!

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