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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.

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


cube earth

Why The Earth Is Round

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

November 28, 2011


model of the earth

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


black and white photo of two kids playing baseball

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


pink yo yo

What Makes A Yo-Yo Yo?

What Makes a Yo-Yo Yo?

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