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How Do Gene Mutations Happen?

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Our genes are what make us...us. They hold the code (literally) to who we are and who we become. Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes, and these are inherited from our parents. Our genes are all the...
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How Do Fault Lines Work?

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The ground we stand on is not quite as solid as we imagine it to be. It’s really made up of shifting plates that move around and smash together, like a really really slow game of bumper cars. These plates...
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How Do Galaxies Form?

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The Hubble telescope has shown us incredible sights, including an estimated 100 billion galaxies. That’s definitely not how many are out there, though. Once we have more powerful telescopes, we’ll probably...
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How Does Rust Form?

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Rust is commonplace on Earth. Old cars are rusty, nails are rusty, and given enough time, anything else that is iron will rust. Did you know that the entire surface of Mars is made up of rusted iron? It’s a...
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How to Treat Back Pain

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We experience aches and pains of all sorts, and none of them are pleasant. One pain that can be downright debilitating, however, is back pain. How often have you rolled out of bed only to wish you hadn’t...
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How to Get Rid of a Headache

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Headaches can be either mild annoyances or seriously debilitating pains. There’s no quicker way to bring a workday to a crashing halt than to experience one of these common complaints. Headaches are...
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What Causes Bruises?

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How many of you discover mysterious bruises and only faintly remember bumping into a doorway or the coffee table at night? One of the most common sports injuries is a bruise, but they’re rarely worse than a...
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How to Avoid Getting Sick

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Cough. Sneeze. Sniffle. The sounds of sickness abound, and we all immediately want to reach for a mask to keep those germs far away from us. While you might not be able to control the actions of others...
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Do Wolves Howl at the Full Moon?

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That familiar “awooo” sends both thrills and chills down your spine. It’s a sound that can trigger a primal fear in humans, but these days we have very little to worry about. Wolves are elegant creatures that...
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Are Spiders Deadly?

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What is it about spiders that makes many of us so uncomfortable? They’re small compared to humans and usually hang around doing their own thing. Is it the legs, which are far too numerous to seem natural? Is...
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How Can a Cheetah Run So Fast?

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There’s something thrilling about being in a fast car. Maybe we love it because humans can only run as fast as 28 mph or so. The animal world is not so limited. Cheetahs are often looked to with awe and envy...
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What is Renewable Energy?

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We’re all familiar with energy. Flip a light switch, that’s energy. Take a shower, you’re using energy. Cooking, energy. Driving a car, energy. For most of us, that energy comes from sources that are...