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 that develop after being in water for an extended period of time that makes the skin look like the outside of a prune, 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 preconceived notion that hot water could freeze faster than cold water, and until now, scientists have been unable to explain why it does happen. Now ...

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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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It’s a smell that anyone with a working olfactory system will immediately recognize, the scent of fresh rain. What happens after a new rainstorm to make the air smell so ...

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Putting certain pesky physics and geological principles aside, if you drilled a hole through the middle of the Earth from one side to the other and jumped in, how long ...

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Kola Superdeep Borehole Belozeroff/Wikimedia For 24 years, Soviet scientists dug deeper into the Earth’s surface than anyone had ever done before. The result was the Kola Superdeep Borehole located on ...

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While many countries either don’t change in size or get smaller, Finland is only growing larger. Finland increases its surface area by about 2.7 square miles (4.3 square kilometers) every ...

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