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September 26, 2012

 

lava lamp in shadow

The Physics Of A Lava Lamp

There are two ingredients inside a lava lamp: a watery liquid, and a waxy compound that collects at the bottom when the lamp is turned off.

April 8, 2011

 

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Snuff: How Candle-Snuffers Work

Why doesn't the flame just continue to burn underneath the bell, no matter how flat you crush it? The answer is air.

July 27, 2009

 

Large Cornfield with Trees

Plants Against Global Warming

Scientists have used computer models to show that planting crops with waxier leaves could help to reflect more sunlight and reduce global warming.

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