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January 25, 2017

 

A sun set over the Pacific Ocean in California.

The Sun Just Blew Up!

How do you know the sun didn't just explode? We aren't talking about the everyday, run-of-the-mill controlled explosion the sun is always doing, but a big boom.

January 13, 2017

 

Inflatable Clown Bouncing Back Up After Being Hit

Why You Can’t Knock Down a Clown

Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, right back up.

December 23, 2016

 

A close-up on a hammer hitting heated up metal on an anvil.

The Harmony of Hammers

Sing, muse, of Iamblichus, chronicler of Pythagoras!

September 16, 2016

 

Different colored billiard balls

How’s Your Fastball?

No matter HOW fast the "fast" ball is moving, it will still fall at the same speed as the ball that just meanders over the edge.

July 19, 2016

 

Inside an atom

Meet the New Elements

Do you remember seeing some blank squares at the end of the periodic table of elements? Those blanks were for elements we knew existed, but hadn't yet observed.

February 7, 2014

 

Different colored laser beams intersect in the darkness

Real Lightsabers?

While science still has a long ways to go, new research gives us hope that we may be able to make a real lightsaber someday.

January 24, 2014

 

A section of brick wall

Why We Can’t Walk Through Walls

Shadowcat must use magic to walk through walls. She's definitely not using physics!

January 3, 2014

 

Close up view of a car's speedometer

Cruisin’ With Technology

While it may seem like magic, your car's cruise control is really just an amazing feat of engineering.

October 1, 2013

 

tires in a tire yard

NASA Wants To Teach You About Hydroplaning

Why you should thank NASA for rainy day road safety on this Moment of Science.

August 22, 2013

 

hulk action figure

What Is Gamma Radiation?

Just what is gamma radiation, and can it really turn you into the Hulk?

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