Today's birds evolved from feathered dinosaurs.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
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Volcanoes give lots of clues which help scientists work out if they are about to erupt.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
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Some rainstorms drench you in a second, while others drop rain in a nice peaceful drizzle. A meteorologist explains how rainstorms can be so different.
Aug. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
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Your faithful friend's view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.
July 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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If gravity was half as strong, you could jump much higher.
June 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
June 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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Australia is home to 20 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world.
June 8, 2020 • ~5 min
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Mmmmmmm. That smells delicious. Wait, how do you know that?
June 1, 2020 • ~5 min
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You might have already felt what it would be like inside a cloud made of condensed water vapor.
May 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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