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April 4, 2014

 

Photo of the International Space Station with Earth behind.

Sleeping In Space

Research has shown that people snore less in space. Could this have any ramifications has for us here on Earth?

October 25, 2013

 

Photo of a theme park ride called Riptide

How Rip Tides Got a Bad Rap

Rip tides have taken on mythical proportions as killer waves.

October 14, 2013

 

a picture of earth from space

Has Earth’s Gravitational Pull Been Changing?

If the earth keeps accumulating mass, does that mean that the Earth's gravitational pull has been increasing?

October 10, 2013

 

multicolored coral under the sea

Years Ago, The Year Was 400 Days Long

Scientists have found fossil evidence from tropical corals that existed at that time, and they have about 400 daily growth rings per year.

August 29, 2013

 

three astronauts waiting to go into space

Zero Gravity, Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as zero gravity?

March 21, 2013

 

space walking astronaut

Why Is Gravity Good For Us?

Anyone who spends an extended period of time in space faces serious medical problems due to the near total absence of gravity.

September 7, 2012

 

a space shuttle bathroom

How Do Astronauts Go To The Bathroom In Space?

After solving the problem of dining in space, astronauts need to think about the next natural step!

July 30, 2012

 

exposed tree roots on a river edge

How Roots Know to Grow Down

Many plants roots grow deep down into the soil, but how does the plant know which way is down?

July 20, 2012

 

Exoplanet Hunters at La Silla, Chile

Scientists Are Discovering New Exoplanets Every Week

Did you know it seems we're discovering a new exoplanet every week?

July 16, 2012

 

helicopter upside down in the sky with clouds in the background

How Does Your Body Know Which Way Is Up?

Your body uses three senses to keep you balanced--to tell you what's up and down.

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