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August 19, 2014

 

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Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.

June 12, 2013

 

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Potato Bombs

Are you ready to learn more about potato bombs?

December 14, 2012

 

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How To Make Gobbledygoop!

Gobbledygoop is a wild and wonderful mixture you can make in your kitchen.

July 17, 2012

 

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A Boring Program: The Concept of Friction

What do you know about Count Rumford? Learn about him on this Moment of Science.

September 26, 2011

 

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What Makes A Yo-Yo Yo?

What Makes a Yo-Yo Yo?

July 19, 2011

 

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Friction For Breakfast: Why Your Cornflakes Aren’t Crushed

Why don't the cornflakes at the bottom of the box get crushed by the weight of the flakes on top?

April 13, 2011

 

greenland ice

Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Melting

Greenland's ice sheet is worrying scientists. It's melting.

March 4, 2011

 

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The Little Ball That Couldn’t

There are some balls that are specifically designed not to bounce. The question is, how do these so-called 'dead balls' not bounce?

December 30, 2010

 

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What Happens When Machines Jam?

There is a lot of physics behind machines. Why do machines jam and what is done to prevent them from breaking?

December 23, 2010

 

Oil spill on the ground

Why Should You Change Your Car’s Oil?

It can be a pain but changing your car's oil is very important!

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