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What in the Hail?!

Dec. 18, 2012

Can you have fun with X-rays?

Dec. 14, 2012

Sandwiched in between ultraviolet rays and gamma rays, X-rays have been a very helpful member of the light spectrum. But can you use them for fun?

The Flight Before the Ill-fated Voyage

Dec. 11, 2012

Most of us know the basic story of the Hindenburg disaster, but a lesser-known voyage by the craft, a year earlier, casts an eerie shadow all its own.

An Almost Beautiful Friendship

Dec. 11, 2012

The sun has been a pretty good friend to Earth. After all, from it Earth draws a little thing called life. It's an unbalanced relationship though: We need it more than it needs us. In fact, it doesn't need us at all.

Arguing with Galileo

Dec. 5, 2012

Imagine what it was like to be Galileo. Dangerously perceptive, unjustly persecuted and posthumously vindicated -- forever known for his struggle against the prevailing (incorrect) theories and beliefs of his day.

The Surprising Rewards of Life Next to a Volcano

Dec. 4, 2012

What's it like to live next to a volcano? Is there any upside? It turns out there are some surprising rewards to weigh against the risks of living near a volcano.

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