Surrey NanoSystems/Wikimedia Scientists in 2014 created the darkest commercially available material in the world called Vantablack. Then they bested themselves and made an even darker version. But in 2019, Vantablack ...

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A plant grows away from the ground up into the air, right? Of course it does, but how does a plant know to do this while it is a seed ...

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Example of an anechoic chamber Consumer Reports/Wikimedia The world’s quietest place is a match for the senses. You can hear your own heartbeat and the subtle movement of your bones ...

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A fascinating natural phenomenon occurs each night we go to sleep. We all get a little taller. And as the day goes on, we all get a little shorter. Even ...

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NASA/JPL If you would like an impossible challenge, try flying a kite or doing anything else in the winds on the planet Neptune. It’s guaranteed to be pretty ugly because ...

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We’ve all experienced the wrinkles or prune up of the skin on the hands and feet that develops after being in water for an extended period of time, but how ...

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Geckos are known for their incredible ability to hang onto almost any surface. From glass to wet paint, these small lizards can keep themselves firmly in place, that is with ...

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It seems to go against any preconceived notion that hot water freezes faster than cold water under certain conditions, and until now, scientists have been unable to explain why it ...

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Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin (1931) by Rube Goldberg A Rube Goldberg Machine is a complex machine where one simple task is linked and triggers the start of another ...

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We’ve all experienced those chills that literally make our hair stand up. It could be from a beautiful piece of music, we could be scared, or we could just be ...

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We all know that the ocean is salty, but have you ever wondered how much salt is in there? About 97 percent of all the water on Earth is found ...

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