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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

 

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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.

November 24, 2014

 

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Why Icicles Are Wavy

Icicles are lopsided formations, by nature. Here's why:

November 11, 2013

 

Pompeii worm has a hot-and-cold temperament.

The Magnificent Pompeii Worm

The Pompeii worm proves invincible to the world's harshest conditions.

June 12, 2013

 

When a potato is cooked in the microwave, the internal water boils and produces steam.

Potato Bombs

Are you ready to learn more about potato bombs?

March 22, 2013

 

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Exploding Water

Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.

November 9, 2012

 

Ice cubes are a great way to cool a drink.

How Does Ice Cool Drinks?

Drop a few ice cubes into a glass of water at room temperature, and in a few minutes the water will cool. How does this work?

August 16, 2012

 

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Step On A Crack

Most people have discovered that if you step on a crack, it won't break your mother's back.

August 15, 2012

 

Fresh out of the oven! This chicken has just been taking out of the oven and will increase in temperature.

How Does Food Cook After Taking It Out Of The Oven?

When you take a roast out of the oven, the inner temperature will continue to rise by five degrees. How is it possible for the temperature to rise?

July 17, 2012

 

Count Rumford has a plaque celebrating his accomplishments.

A Boring Program: The Concept of Friction

What do you know about Count Rumford? Learn about him on this Moment of Science.

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