Why the Statue of Liberty is Green

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The Statue of Liberty is an iconic blue-green symbol of freedom. But did you know she wasn’t always that color? When France gifted Lady Liberty to the U.S., she was a 305-foot statue with reddish-brown copper skin. Her color change is thanks to about 30 years’ worth of chemistry in the air of New York City harbor. Continue reading “Why the Statue of Liberty is Green”

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Why the Statue of Liberty is Green

Will we ever be able to teleport?

Will we ever be able to teleport

Is teleportation possible? Could a baseball transform into something like a radio wave, travel through buildings, bounce around corners, and change back into a baseball? Oddly enough, thanks to quantum mechanics, the answer might actually be yes… sort of! Continue reading “Will we ever be able to teleport?”

Will we ever be able to teleport?

7 Wine Facts & Myths

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We all know at least one wine snob who goes through all sorts of rituals that they swear will bring out the best flavor, like swirling the glass and decanting the bottle before drinking. But is there any merit to these claims? Continue reading “7 Wine Facts & Myths”

7 Wine Facts & Myths

Why We Have More Boys Than Girls

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Why do we have more boys than girls? Is it evolution? Behavioral characteristics? Birth rate? Actually the answer is related to all three. Continue reading “Why We Have More Boys Than Girls”

Why We Have More Boys Than Girls

Why We Have Earwax

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At one point you’ve probably put a finger in your ear and dug out some rather unsightly ear wax, but why does your body produce this yellowy substance in the first place? Continue reading “Why We Have Earwax”

Why We Have Earwax

Fire Ants Create Horrifying Towers With Their Own Bodies

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Fire ants have the ability to form tower-like structures through trial and error. Continue reading “Fire Ants Create Horrifying Towers With Their Own Bodies”

Fire Ants Create Horrifying Towers With Their Own Bodies

Why Belly Flops are so Painful

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You botched your forward double somersault and biffed it hard on the water. Why does it have to hurt so bad? Continue reading “Why Belly Flops are so Painful”

Why Belly Flops are so Painful