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November 15, 2014

 

climate change on/off switch

The Science Behind the China–U.S. Climate Pact

How will China and the U.S. reach their new goals for emissions reductions?

September 16, 2014

 

a up-close shot of a rose-ring parakeet's head

Girls Love a Guy With Shine

Male parrots' fluorescent feathers set all the girls' hearts a flutter.

September 10, 2014

 

A researcher holds a bulk compound semi-conductor synthesized for photovoltaic devices.

Tin Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar energy may be sustainable, but it's not efficient. Scientists trade silicon for perovskite to give solar cells a boost.

August 7, 2014

 

A cart full of tennis balls on a tennis ball court

Bouncing Balls

The more inflated a ball is, the less energy it coverts to heat, and the more energy it has to bounce.

April 1, 2014

 

A thermometer with blue fluid reads 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

February 7, 2014

 

Different colored laser beams intersect in the darkness

Real Lightsabers?

While science still has a long ways to go, new research gives us hope that we may be able to make a real lightsaber someday.

November 12, 2013

 

Oil drill pumps water at a fracking site.

Fracking Quakes

Scientists link fracking to the surge in earthquakes across the U.S.

September 9, 2013

 

goldfish in a tank

Eating Offspring

How can parents eat their offspring?

January 30, 2013

 

a man in a straw hat taking a siesta

The Science Of The Siesta

Ever feel sleepy after a big lunch? Find out the science behind taking a siesta!

November 9, 2012

 

ice cubes close up

How Does Ice Cool Drinks?

Drop a few ice cubes into a glass of water at room temperature, and in a few minutes the water will cool. How does this work?

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