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January 3, 2012

 

lightening strikes

Lightning Helps Fertilize The Soil

In addition to providing a spectacular light show, and scaring us to death, lightning also helps fertilize the soil.

December 8, 2011

 

chemicals

Are You Chemically Dependent?

We humans are dependent on chemicals like water, air, sugars, starches, fats, proteins, as well as on small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

October 25, 2011

 

music notes

The Physics Of Sound Waves: Why You Feel Music

Sound waves don't just travel in air: they travel through whatever they encounter, including your body.

September 21, 2011

 

burnt paper

All Burned Up: Where Does Burnt Paper Go?

You took a stack of paper and burnt it. What happened to the papers when you lit them up?

September 2, 2011

 

smoke from a smoke stack

Air Pollution Is Not A New Problem

Research has indicated that wide-spread industrial air pollution goes at least as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans.

June 7, 2011

 

Bottles with experiment

How Does The Cartesian Diver Experiment Work?

The Cartesian diver, named after French philosopher and scientist René Descartes, works because of several factors.

May 30, 2011

 

Chinook Arch

Why The Chinook Winds Are So Fascinating

Legend has it that when warm, dry Chinook winds race down the eastern slopes of the Rockies, people on the plains start acting a little crazy. Is this true?

April 8, 2011

 

candle_snuffer

Snuff: How Candle-Snuffers Work

Why doesn't the flame just continue to burn underneath the bell, no matter how flat you crush it? The answer is air.

January 6, 2011

 

Wind farm by mountain

Do Wind Farms Affect Temperature?

Wind farms are appearing all over the United States as an energy alternative. However, are they causing more harm than good.

May 26, 2010

 

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Can You Hear Me Now? The DIY Science Of Tin Can Phones!

Forget cell phones! Tin can telephones are the way to go. Learn how they work and how to build your own!

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