How Pelicans Survive Their Death-Defying Dives

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Brown pelicans hit the water at breakneck speed when they catch fish. Performing such dangerous plunges requires technique, equipment, and 30 million years of practice. Continue reading “How Pelicans Survive Their Death-Defying Dives”

How Pelicans Survive Their Death-Defying Dives

Why Sloths Are So Slow

Why are sloths so slow

Sloths spend most of their time eating, resting, or sleeping; in fact, they descend from their treetops canopies just once a week, for a bathroom break. How are these creatures so low energy? Continue reading “Why Sloths Are So Slow”

Why Sloths Are So Slow

Why You Itch

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The average person experiences dozens of individual itches each day. We’ve all experienced the annoyance of an inconvenient itch — but have you ever pondered why we itch in the first place? Is there actually an evolutionary purpose to the itch, or is it simply there to annoy us? Continue reading “Why You Itch”

Why You Itch

How Nature Documentaries Are Fake

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Everyone loves BBC’s Planet Earth, but how much of it is real? Continue reading “How Nature Documentaries Are Fake”

How Nature Documentaries Are Fake

3 Real-Life Creepy Cases Of Ancient Aliens

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Were our ancestors visited by extraterrestrials? Continue reading “3 Real-Life Creepy Cases Of Ancient Aliens”

3 Real-Life Creepy Cases Of Ancient Aliens

Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change

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The biggest problem for the climate change fight isn’t technology – it’s human psychology. Continue reading “Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change”

Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change

Bart Simpson Megaphone Challenge

Bart Simpson Megaphone Challenge

Watch what happens when TheBackyardScientist, inspired by the Season 8 episode of The Simpsons “The Secret War of Lisa Simpson,” set up 10 megaphones end-to-end to see how loud of a sound he could create.  Continue reading “Bart Simpson Megaphone Challenge”

Bart Simpson Megaphone Challenge