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February 12, 2019

 

The Temperature of Rubbing Alcohol

The chemical makeup of rubbing alcohol allows it to evaporate more quickly than other liquids.

September 28, 2018

 

Why Are Most Commercial Airplanes White?

Yeah, commercial airplanes are traditionally white. We have the science behind why they’re so often that color.

August 13, 2018

 

The Case of the Flying Manhole Cover

Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...

May 23, 2018

 

Plant Hair

Trichomes are the fuzzy hairs that some plants have.

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 6, 2018

 

Weather reports in the United States rarely distinguish between the ground and air temperatures.

What The Weather Report Doesn’t Tell You

There can be big variations in the temperature based on height and distance from the ground.

February 12, 2018

 

The heat from a relatively small hot tea produces a disproportionate amount of sweat that cools the body more effectively than room-temperature water.

Serve The Tea

It might sound counterintuitive, but a warm beverage on a hot day can help cool you off.

January 30, 2017

 

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Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.

August 3, 2016

 

Remember to cool off your soup so it is safe to eat!

Soup’s Ready!

Why does blowing on hot soup help to cool it off? The answer is evaporation.

November 23, 2015

 

space shuttle in orbit

Reentry Heat

The Columbia space shuttle disintegrated while re-entering Earth's atmosphere due to damage caused from its launch. Here's why it went up but didn't come down.

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