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August 27, 2019


Coffee Cup Convection

Convection is a common process in nature, and occurs when warmer air or liquid lies under a cooler layer. This is what happens in a coffee cup: the coffee on top is cooled by evaporation, and since cooler is also heavier, gravity pulls it toward the bottom.

August 14, 2019


Hills In The Ocean

In the Western Pacific around New Guinea, there’s a watery hill almost 250 feet high.  This isn’t a hill on the ocean floor, it’s a hill in the ocean’s surface itself.

February 5, 2019


Working Against Gravity

Earth’s gravitational field is always pulling us toward the center of the Earth.

October 17, 2018


The Geological Mystery Of The Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian Mountain range has a strange bend in it caused by the gravitational pull of certain underground rocks.

August 17, 2018


Hidden Black Holes

Galaxies such as ours probably host several black holes. Not only that, but some of these black holes likely wander around the galaxies’ edges.

August 7, 2018


How Fountain Pens Work

Fountain pens use four components to get ink to flow.

June 20, 2018


I’m Ready For My Jetpack!

Our current jetpack technology only allows for a dangerous thirty-second ride.

March 20, 2018


Can a Theory Evolve into a Law?

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

February 15, 2018


Would you ever want to be an astronaut?

Zero Gravity, Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as zero gravity?

October 4, 2017


How Did The Earth Form?

Scientists theorize on how rocks and minerals stuck together with enough force to actually form planets.

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