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September 20, 2017

 

This frieze of Evangelista Torricelli can be found in Florence, Italy.

Does Nature Abhor A Vacuum?

Evangelista Torricelli disproved the maxim that nature abhors a vacuum.

June 8, 2016

 

Photo of Mercury taken by Messenger satellite

What’s It Like There? 

Like its Roman-god namesake, Mercury is known for extreme behavior.

July 25, 2013

 

A crescent Mercury as seen from the approaching MESSENGER spacecraft.

How Old Is The Surface Of Mercury?

Scientists have a new estimate for the geological age of one of Mercury's oldest regions.

September 29, 2011

 

Are Indiana’s Fish Contaminated By Mercury?

There are lots of good reasons to make fish a regular part of your diet. But rising mercury levels in aquatic ecosystems are worrying scientists.

March 22, 2011

 

Inside Your Thermostat: How Two Pieces Of Metal Work Together

You may have looked at your thermostat and saw a piece of metal. Learn how the metal strip controls them temperature of your house.

March 2, 2011

 

Scientists Push To Ban Mercury Thermometers

Time to clean out your medicine cabinet! Mercury thermometers are highly poisonous!

November 24, 2010

 

How Do Drinking Straws Work?

How does a straw work? And would a straw work in space?

July 13, 2009

 

The Northern Lights Or Fluorescent Light?

The next time you long for the romance of the northern lights, switch on a fluorescent lamp! There may be less mystique, but the principle will be the same.

April 6, 2009

 

Ninety-eight Point Six–Magic Number or Medical Myth?

Hard exercise can raise your body temperature as much as four or five degrees.

November 29, 2007

 

Non-mercury Thermometers

Did you know that many communities have exchange programs that will replace your old mercury filled thermometer with a safer non-mercury one free of charge?

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