Similar physics that governs our solar system can be seen in your own kitchen sink!
Solar winds create a bubble that cover our entire solar system! Scientists call this the sun's heliosphere.
Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...
Here's a question for you: Do you think you could produce enough wind to blow a ping pong ball out of a funnel?
Have you ever sprayed someone with a garden hose? If you wanted to get them good, you placed your finger over part of the tip of the hose. The water then sprayed out faster and farther. Why does putting your finger over the tip of the hose make the water shoot out faster and farther? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Some very adventurous people have used big suction cups to climb the fronts of glass buildings. However, they’d better not climb too high, because the higher you go, the less effective a suction cup will be. In space they’re no good at all! Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Mount Everest is five-and-a-half miles high. Pretty impressive, unless you live on Mars. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Do you know the correct nose-blowing technique? Is there a correct way, and what is the difference? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
As if ordinary mistletoe didn’t already spell trouble for trees, its cousin the dwarf mistletoe is a huge problem. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Though it’s true that identical twins have the same DNA, that doesn’t mean that there’s no way to tell them apart. Learn more on this Moment of Science.