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March 30, 2018


Benjamin Franklin And The Case Of The Mysteriously Cold Lock

Benjamin Franklin conducted experiments to understand heat by using a silver dollar and a candle.

March 20, 2018


Can a Theory Evolve into a Law?

We explain the difference between a scientific law and a scientific theory.

January 26, 2018


An experiment's outcomes can rely on several small, contextual factors.

When Experiments Fail to Replicate

Why are some experiments' results so hard to replicate?

December 28, 2017


White light is dispersed when it goes through a prism.

Newton’s Rainbows

Sir Isaac Newton experimented frequently to understand why prisms display a rainbow.

November 29, 2017


You can also make butter using a stand mixer or food processor.

Butter Experiment

Here's a fun butter experiment. If it goes well, you'll end up with a delicious result!

November 24, 2017


Sometimes, people underestimate how complex the human brain is.

Do People Really Have One-Track Minds?

Have a friend who claims to have a one-track mind? Here's an experiment to test that theory.

September 28, 2017


The view through the sunglasses lens demonstrates how a polarized lens works.

How Do Polarized Sunglasses Cut Glare?

People are encouraged to wear polarized sunglasses when they're working near water.

July 18, 2017


Benjamin Franklin used easy to find items in his science experiments.

Benjamin Franklin and the Swatches on the Snow

Benjamin Franklin used color swatches and snow to test which colors absorbed more energy from the sun.

September 16, 2016


If these billiard balls all rolled off a flat surface at the same time at different speeds, they would all land at the same time

How’s Your Fastball?

No matter HOW fast the "fast" ball is moving, it will still fall at the same speed as the ball that just meanders over the edge.

April 15, 2014


Due to health concerns, the Guinness Book of World Records no longer accepts sleep deprivation record attempts.

Breaking The World Record For Not Sleeping

How long do you think is the world record for going without sleep? (Hint: It's a really, really long time.)

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