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October 27, 2011

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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The Blue Glow Of Quinine

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

August 1, 2011

 

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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?

July 14, 2011

 

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The Surprising Chemical Structure Of Soap

Soap has been used for cleaning for many years, but it wasn't until modern chemists began to understand its structure that anyone knew how soap worked.

June 24, 2011

 

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The Physics Behind A Ship’s Wake

There's physics and science behind a ship's wake.

June 7, 2011

 

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How Does The Cartesian Diver Experiment Work?

The Cartesian diver, named after French philosopher and scientist René Descartes, works because of several factors.

June 6, 2011

 

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The René Descartes Experiment

Most folks know René Descartes as a philosopher, but he was also one of the best scientists of his day.

May 10, 2011

 

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Why Meat Stays Red: Myoglobin And Nitrites

Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.

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