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Seeing the invisible

Seeing the invisible

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Ever notice the wavy heat haze over a road on a hot summer day, or coming out of an exhaust pipe? That’s a result of light passing through the warm air differently than the cooler around it, called refraction. Although we don’t usually notice this phenomenon unless there’s a large temperature [...]
Snowflake Science

Snowflake Science

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Are snowflakes really unique? (more…)
Cool Cube

Cool Cube

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Already working a a wishlist for next year? What about a metal cube that can spin, walk and balance all by itself? The Cubli! (more…)
Penguins & Mistletoe!

Penguins & Mistletoe!

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Everything you ever wanted to know about mistletoe and more, plus penguins! (more…)
Reindeer Science

Reindeer Science

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More than just Rudolph’s nose glows. Did you ever wonder why can you see animal eyes glow at night? (more…)
TEDx: Cool Things Happen at the Edges

TEDx: Cool Things Happen at the Edges

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Dr. Erika recently gave a TEDx talk about pursuing your own path. (more…)
Gobble Gobble

Gobble Gobble

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Wild turkeys in Massachusetts, and a segment from Nova on the science of Thanksgiving dinner. (more…)
Crunchy Kitchen Chemistry

Crunchy Kitchen Chemistry

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Grab a glass of milk and a favorite cookie while you enjoy this exploration of the many chemical processes that takes place when you decide leave some cookie dough for the oven. (more…)
Baby Giant Bear

Baby Giant Bear

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The National Zoo welcomed a baby panda into the world in late August. The zoo is currently holding a poll (ends November 22nd) to let the public select the name to give the panda on December 1st. Cast your vote, and learn some Mandarin Chinese at the same time.
A Dragon Ate the Sun!

A Dragon Ate the Sun!

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Were you too snug in your bed Sunday morning enjoying the “extra hour” of sleep thanks to “daylight savings” to get up and check out the solar eclipse between 6:22 AM and 7:12 AM here on the east coast? The Slooh observatory has a recording of the eclipse along with plenty of explanation. For a [...]
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