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December 5, 2011

 

painted turtle

Painted Turtles Have A Natural Antifreeze

Although painted turtles don't have much else in common with automobiles, their wintertime coping strategies include antifreeze, too.

September 21, 2011

 

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All Burned Up: Where Does Burnt Paper Go?

You took a stack of paper and burnt it. What happened to the papers when you lit them up?

September 8, 2011

 

Alien yard art

Using Oxygen To Search For Alien Planets

If you could see an alien planet from Earth, you wouldn't necessarily need to look for cities. You could just check for oxygen in the atmosphere.

July 26, 2011

 

monk meditating

Samatha Meditation Could Reduce Pain

Scientists have found that mindfulness meditation, known as "Samatha Meditation," could be reducing the pain that people experience.

June 28, 2011

 

chromium element

Missing Chromium: Inside Earth’s Crust

The Earth is made up of plenty of elements but Chromium is uncommon. This has scientists puzzled.

June 20, 2011

 

lamb

Why You Can’t Bleach Sheep

Why is it okay to bleach cotton cloth, but not wool?

May 10, 2011

 

hamburgers on the grill

Why Meat Stays Red: Myoglobin And Nitrites

Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.

April 18, 2011

 

nodules on plant stem

Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria Perform Valuable Service

The bacteria take nitrogen out of the air and make it available to other living organisms in an amazing process.

April 8, 2011

 

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Snuff: How Candle-Snuffers Work

Why doesn't the flame just continue to burn underneath the bell, no matter how flat you crush it? The answer is air.

March 7, 2011

 

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Why Does Sugar Dissolve?

Sugar cubes crumble and fall apart when they get wet. What causes sugar to dissolve?

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