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July 25, 2013

 

How Old Is The Surface Of Mercury?

Scientists have a new estimate for the geological age of one of Mercury's oldest regions.

September 29, 2011

 

Sign warning fishermen to not eat fish caught in area due to mercury contamination

Are Indiana’s Fish Contaminated By Mercury?

There are lots of good reasons to make fish a regular part of your diet. But rising mercury levels in aquatic ecosystems are worrying scientists.

March 22, 2011

 

a home thermostat

Inside Your Thermostat: How Two Pieces Of Metal Work Together

You may have looked at your thermostat and saw a piece of metal. Learn how the metal strip controls them temperature of your house.

March 2, 2011

 

mercury thermometer

Scientists Push To Ban Mercury Thermometers

Time to clean out your medicine cabinet! Mercury thermometers are highly poisonous!

November 24, 2010

 

Many multi-colored drinking straws

How Do Drinking Straws Work?

How does a straw work? And would a straw work in space?

July 13, 2009

 

Colorful effect of the aurora borealis in Canada

The Northern Lights Or Fluorescent Light?

The next time you long for the romance of the northern lights, switch on a fluorescent lamp! There may be less mystique, but the principle will be the same.

April 6, 2009

 

Close up of thermometer

Ninety-eight Point Six–Magic Number or Medical Myth?

Hard exercise can raise your body temperature as much as four or five degrees.

November 29, 2007

 

Medical digital thermometer reading

Non-mercury Thermometers

Did you know that many communities have exchange programs that will replace your old mercury filled thermometer with a safer non-mercury one free of charge?

January 26, 2007

 

evening star and moon above a mountain range at sunrise

Evening Star

Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight... What is this legendary star? Is it even a star at all?

December 2, 2005

 

The Tenth Planet?

On last count, there were nine planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Soon, however, we might need to add a tenth planet to the solar lineup. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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