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July 19, 2016

 

Inside an atom

Meet the New Elements

Do you remember seeing some blank squares at the end of the periodic table of elements? Those blanks were for elements we knew existed, but hadn't yet observed.

July 15, 2016

 

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Fish Brains Have an Alerting System

DId you know your brain has an 'alerting system'? When it detects a change, it can trigger eye and head movements to gather more information.

July 14, 2016

 

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Dad Called Dibs: First Pick for Feasting

An organism's niche is what it needs to grow and survive. One way to coexist is to use different resources, also known as niche partitioning.

July 13, 2016

 

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For My Next Trick…

The same human capacity for making sense out of the jumbled data of experience also makes us easily fooled.

July 12, 2016

 

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Why Are There So Many Dead Snakes in the Road?

Ever wonder why there are so many dead snakes in the road? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 11, 2016

 

Electron microscope image of the bacteria (bordetella pertussis) responsible for pertussis (whooping cough).

Recounting Our Bacteria: Fewer than We Thought

Some sources have claimed that 90% of our cells are non‑human. But is that truly accurate? Cal Tech believes that estimate might be way off.

July 8, 2016

 

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Charming Fahrenheit

Fahreinheit is based on Earth's range of temperatures where the median falls at zero degrees.

July 7, 2016

 

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Ocean Storage of CO2 Increasing

The ocean is increasingly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, raising the water's acidity and endangering sea life.

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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."

 

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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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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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