5 facts about dinoflagellates

With so many cool animals living in our oceans, it’s hard to choose a favorite. But in thinking of mighty whales, sleek sharks, intriguing octopi, and playful dolphins, we sometimes forget that there are lots of other living things in our oceans - tiny little things, that are just as cool and important as ...

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chernobyl solar farm

In 1986 the city of Pripyat in Ukraine fell victim to one the world’s worst man-made nuclear disasters due to a massive nuclear meltdown at the Chernobyl power plant. Pripyat was evacuated as radiation particles spread into the atmosphere and contaminated large areas of Northern and Eastern Europe. It took 3 decades and billions of dollars ...

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Alternative Pets

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Or, would you say that you are neither? Most people tend to only consider fluffy four legged critters as pets. We forget that there is a vast ensemble of animals out there that make for terrific pets. What about alternative pets like Chia Pets, Sea Monkeys, ...

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Bioluminescent animals are some of the coolest creatures on earth, and it’s not just because they glow. It’s why they glow that makes them so amazing! From fish to fungi, these incredible organisms use their natural light to attract food, mates, and even use their bioluminescence for protection. The list of bioluminescent animals ...

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lava lamp

Lava lamps have an interesting history. The lava lamp as we know it was invented by British accountant Edward Craven Walker in 1963, after seeing a homemade egg timer fashioned from a cocktail shaker bubbling with a mysterious liquid. He wanted to improve the design, and used a light bulb for the heating source. Walker originally ...

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6 Ways That Toys Can Teach Kids Science

Many people tend to think of science as an activity done by adults in labcoats, mixing liquids in funny shaped containers inside clean laboratories, while solving complex math problems. But the truth is that science can be messy and entertaining. You don't need to know calculus to understand the basic principles of physics. All you ...

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There are several benefits to using night lights in your child’s room. Night lights can help kids feel more secure if they’re afraid of the dark, or create a relaxing atmosphere that reaffirms a scheduled bedtime. But with so many choices, it can be difficult to decide which light is best for you ...

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