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February 11, 2014

 

A plate of muffins with drizzled frosting and sprinkles

Rumbles From The Deep

Ever wonder why your stomach makes all that noise when you're hungry?

July 1, 2013

 

fire Extinguishers

What Happens When Fire Extinguishers Go Bad

Did you know that fire extinguishers can go bad?

November 16, 2012

 

potato chips in a silver bag

How Do Potato Chips Stay Fresh In The Bag?

How do they keep the chips so fresh and crisp inside those plastic bags?

November 14, 2012

 

natural gas pipeline in grass

Gas Is Odorless

A chemical commonly used for this is called mercaptin. The process of adding the stink is called stenching.

March 9, 2012

 

a large group of balloons floating into the air

High Inflation

What happens to the balloon after it rises out of sight?

October 17, 2011

 

close up of a cow

Curbing Methane Emissions With Microbes

Cows, goats, and sheep require symbiotic microbes to help digest the plant biomass that they eat, and some of these microbes make methane.

June 22, 2011

 

Mars

Where Did The Planets That Orbit Our Sun Come From?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Where did our planets come from?

September 24, 2010

 

ice cubes

What Does The Word “Sublimate” Mean?

The three states of water are solid, liquid, and gas. But, what happens when water "sublimates?"

August 7, 2010

 

sticks of butter

Moo! Scientists Are Making Eco-Friendly Diesel Fuel From Butter

Scientists are investigating alternatives for biodiesel fuel and have turned to butter!

January 31, 2006

 

splash

The Physics of a Splash

What happens when a droplet of liquid lands on a glass surface?

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