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July 16, 2012

 

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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.

January 25, 2012

 

Crab Nebula; Supernova

Cosmic Shatter

New calculations suggest the rending of neutron star crusts may afford astrophysicists a glimpse at the insides of these bizarre celestial bodies.

December 30, 2011

 

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Why The Earth Is Round

Why is the earth round? Why isn't it a cube or a pyramid?

November 28, 2011

 

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Floating at the Center of the Earth

Here's an odd thing about weightlessness: if it were possible to live in the center of the earth we would be weightless there, too!

November 8, 2011

 

Dog growling at attacking cat

Do Cats Rule While Dogs Just Drool?

In the contest of pet superiority - dogs versus cats - who knew that drinking method was even a topic?

November 4, 2011

 

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Baseball Bat Physics

Try balancing a baseball bat on your hand. With some experimenting, you'll find that the bat stays up longer if you put the heavy end up. Why?

September 26, 2011

 

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What Makes A Yo-Yo Yo?

What Makes a Yo-Yo Yo?

September 20, 2011

 

ears

Finding Balance In The Inner Ear

How tiny stones inside our heads tell us which way is up...

September 9, 2011

 

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A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps on this Moment of Science.

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?

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