If you can't name a politician who was also an active scientist, that doesn't mean they haven't been out there.
Everyone knows that a sharp knife cuts better than a dull one, but do you know why, exactly?
Galileo's classic physics experiment looked at using a ramp!
Yes, the classic physics question is visited again. A Moment of Science learns about mass and gravity.
A whirlpool is the result of two forces acting against each other.
With a gentle flick of the wrist on a warm summer day, you can launch a frisbee on a long and graceful flight. Why do they fly so well?
Helium balloons fly because they're lighter than air. As you walk through air, it's natural to think of air as weighing nothing, though that is not the case.
While it might take a unbelievable magnet to levitate a frog, there are magnetic forces in everything around us, including ourselves!
Why do public toilets flush so much more forcefully than the ones at home?
A skydiver's body is in a delicate balance. Gravity tugs her downward with a constant, relentless force, while air resistance pushes her upward.