You’ve probably heard of the garbage patch found between California and Hawaii that is approximately the size of Texas. Myths swirl around it: the patch is so big it can be seen from space and it looks like an island. The trash is so dense—dumped furniture, barrels, wood—there are people living on it. All the […]
The 2018 Earth Day Theme is getting rid of plastic pollution. On Earth Day, we’ll be running a blog post specifically about plastic pollution in the oceans that has advocacy and conservation tips, as well as an expiation about what “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is. If you want to read and think about pollution […]
Recently, scientists at Northwestern University have found a way to change hair dye by using graphene. Graphene, according to Phys.org is: “… a two-dimensional material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms.” It’s an allotrope for carbon that was discovered in 2004. Alltrope is a word used to describe the multiple physical forms an […]
An explainer post about flu strains, vaccines, and why people are saying this year's vaccine may have only been ten percent effective.
Learn how to make bubbles that will freeze in cold temperatures.
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For a moon to be a supermoon, it needs to be at least 90% full.
Learn more about the history and science of butter.
Here's a fun butter experiment. If it goes well, you'll end up with a delicious result!
Read some of our best posts about food and science to get ready for Thanksgiving.