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January 27, 2012

 

man underwater

The Blurry World Underwater

Why can't we landlubbers focus underwater without goggles?

January 4, 2012

 

Siamese fighting fish in a small bowl

Airhead Fish

Find out which fish will survive best in your little fishbowl!

December 28, 2011

 

water drop

Is It True That People Used To Drink Water Laced With Radium?

It may seem incredible that people once willingly ingested radium.

December 8, 2011

 

chemicals

Are You Chemically Dependent?

We humans are dependent on chemicals like water, air, sugars, starches, fats, proteins, as well as on small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

December 6, 2011

 

painted turtle

Surviving Winter Underwater

Adult painted turtles head underwater, where they'll spend the winter on the bottom of a lake, pond, or river but they use some tricks to survive the cold...

October 27, 2011

 

a man poses underwater in a swimsuit

How Sound Waves Work Underwater

Water does a much better job than air of conducting sound waves, but that extra conductivity makes it harder, not easier, to tell where a sound comes from.

October 20, 2011

 

water boatmen

What Is The Loudest Animal On Earth? Hint: It’s Tiny!

Take your guess: lions, tigers, or bears. Nope, you're wrong!

October 3, 2011

 

plastic fish in water

What Is The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Fish have been eating plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This has scientists concerned about long term effects on the environment.

August 9, 2011

 

glowing water and tonic water

The Blue Glow Of Quinine

Try this experiment at home and learn why quinine has a blue glow!

August 1, 2011

 

blue-green canvas shoes that are damp

Why Do My Clothes Change Color When They Get Hit With Water?

We've all seen how when we splash water on cloth, the places where the water hits appear darker than the rest. Does the cloth change color when wet?

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