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June 24, 2015


sun reflected on water

From Sunlight to Liquid Fuel 

Scientists are engineering a method for turning solar energy into fuel.

January 1, 2015


Earth's atmosphere and moon

Looking for Signs of Life on Earth

The light in Earth's atmosphere may reflect signs of extraterrestrial life.

December 13, 2014


Earth as seen from space.

Searching For Water In Outer Space

Data from the Rosetta mission, the Mars rover and the Herschel space observatory point to water's extraterrestrial origins.

November 24, 2014


icicles hang from gutter

Why Icicles Are Wavy

Icicles are lopsided formations, by nature. Here's why:

September 19, 2014


Man drinks bottled water near waterfront

Water on the Brain

The scientists found that drinking when thirsty activates the orbitofrontal cortex—an area of the brain linked to emotional decision making.

August 11, 2014


Stem glass filled with colored mixtures

Drugs in Our Midst

Chances are, you're consuming drugs without even knowing it.

July 30, 2014


Clouds floating in the sky. The clouds are reflected on the European Parliament building on the left side of the screen. The clouds are reflected by a lake on the right side of the screen.

Floating Clouds

Despite weighing tons, clouds seem to free-float in the air. How do the billowy marvels stay up in the sky?

June 25, 2014


A satellite view of Europa's icy surface

The Ocean Of Europa

Could the frigid waters of Jupiter's moon Europa host alien life?

October 4, 2013


A used paper towel roll

How Do Paper Towels Absorb Water?

You've seen TV ads lauding the slurping powers of paper towels; while we won't make any exorbitant claims about them, we're going to discuss how they work.

September 25, 2013


water droplets on the side of a plastic bottle

A Tale Of Very Old Water

Canadian scientists studying water found deep in an underground mine have determined that the water is at least 1.5 billion years old, and maybe much older.

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