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August 6, 2015


plasma lamp

The Fourth State of Matter

Plasma, created in a lab by heating gas, constitutes the fourth state of matter.

March 6, 2013


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What Are Blisters?

Whether from playing too much basketball or jogging in ill-fitting sneakers, we've all had blisters. But what are blisters, and how do they form?

October 23, 2012


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How Does The Body Make Blood?

The body must produce the liquid part of blood, called plasma, and the cells that float in it.

January 6, 2009


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Anatomy of a Flame

Fire is a chemical reaction between oxygen molecules and some kind of fuel. This reaction releases the heat and light that we call fire.

December 31, 2008


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What Is Fire?

The ancient Greeks believed that fire--along with earth, water, and air--was one of the four essential elements that made up the world.

May 4, 2004


The Biggest Magnet Ever

What's the biggest magnet ever? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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