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December 28, 2017

 

a prism with a rainbow

Newton’s Rainbows

Sir Isaac Newton experimented frequently to understand why prisms display a rainbow.

November 29, 2017

 

butter on a mixer

Butter Experiment

Here's a fun butter experiment. If it goes well, you'll end up with a delicious result!

November 24, 2017

 

a man thinking

Do People Really Have One-Track Minds?

Have a friend who claims to have a one-track mind? Here's an experiment to test that theory.

September 28, 2017

 

sunglasses superimposed over a landscape.

How Do Polarized Sunglasses Cut Glare?

People are encouraged to wear polarized sunglasses when they're working near water.

July 18, 2017

 

An image of multiple colors of fabric swatches.

Benjamin Franklin and the Swatches on the Snow

Benjamin Franklin used color swatches and snow to test which colors absorbed more energy from the sun.

September 16, 2016

 

Different colored billiard balls

How’s Your Fastball?

No matter HOW fast the "fast" ball is moving, it will still fall at the same speed as the ball that just meanders over the edge.

April 15, 2014

 

Macro photo of a person's light blue eye

Breaking The World Record For Not Sleeping

How long do you think is the world record for going without sleep? (Hint: It's a really, really long time.)

December 2, 2004

 

Out for the Count

If you've ever had major surgery, you probably remember lying down and waking up--but nothing in between. Learn about anesthetics on this Moment of Science.

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