Far side of the Moon

This week China not only landed on the dark side of the moon, but they also started growing plants there. Not in the lunar soil….yet. But they did wait to water the seeds until the craft touched down on the far side of the moon, and have now begun to …

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Yep, Uranus smells like farts

In a scientific discovery that is sure to delight elementary and middle school kids for ages, we have just learned that Uranus does, in fact, smell awful. To be precise, it smells like a whole bunch of rotten egg farts. Who are we kidding, this new discovery won’t just delight school …

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Space Lasers | Imaging with Light

Our internet has gone from non-existent, to modems the size of VCRs playing horrible noises, to minuscule devices that can download and transmit huge amounts of information in a heartbeat (literally). The internet tools, as we know them, allow us to send school photos to Grandma, email entire PhD thesis, …

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Asteroid Death Smash

65 million years ago an asteroid collided with Earth and took out massive swaths of life – obliterating almost all of the dinosaur species in one fell swoop. Let’s take a look at some cool facts from the big wipe out. The survivors. First, the survivors. The asteroid death smash …

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