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January 21, 2011


A blackhole in space

What Is A Black Hole?

Black holes were always the most dangerous thing when traveling through space in science fiction shows. What are black holes and how do they form?

January 18, 2011


light lines created by a flashlight

How To Calculate The Speed Of Light

Learn how Ole Roemer learned that light does take time to travel.

January 13, 2011


A telescope set up outside

Venus Glows In The Dark!

Venus may appear to glow under moonlight but the planet also glows in infrared light.

November 19, 2010


a city with the moon above it

The Dark Side Of The Moon Does Not Exist!

There is no place on the moon that is completely dark. Learn why!

November 12, 2010


Corner of a room

Visual Systems, Binocular Vision, And Wall Color

Why does the corner of the room, where two walls and the ceiling meet seem to show two different wall colors?

November 9, 2010


Solar panel square

Nanotubes, Solar Cells, And Renewable Energy

Solar panels can only capture so much sunlight and produce a limited amount of electricity. What are the other options for sustainable energy?

October 25, 2010


A spider web wrapped around a pink flower

Spiders Send Ultraviolet Signals to Insects

Spiders have been found to decorate their webs with special ultraviolet-reflecting silk in flower-like patterns.

September 6, 2010


silver telescope

Planets With Water Found!

Astronomers have found a planet with water known as HD 189733b.

August 13, 2010


cat stretching on oriental rug

Why Do Animals Have Lighter Fur On Their Bellies?

Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?

April 15, 2010



How A Rear-View Mirror Works

You're driving along at night and suddenly you're blinded by light. You flick the tab on your rear-view mirror... what happens next?

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