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What Is a Litmus Test?

When doing a simple gauge of how something is, you may have heard someone say they’re going to “take a litmus test” before. You might see this for politicians, where people will call a pulse-check […]

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Why Are Sunsets a Different Color?

At some point in your life you’ve probably had the opportunity to appreciate a sunset (or sunrise!). If you haven’t in person, you’ve probably seen pictures. Well, given that the thumbnail is a picture you […]

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How Do You Make a New Element?

You’ve seen the periodic table before–probably. To the layperson, it might seem like a very fundamental and unchanging thing; where changing the periodic table is just a changing of our understanding of the world around […]

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How Unique Are Snowflakes?

Most of us grew up learning that every little snowflake was unique–probably as a way to make us as individuals feel special. Unfortunately, like many lessons you learned in childhood, this is one that undoes […]

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What Is the Biggest Star?

If you’ve ever looked up at the sky, you’ve definitely seen the Sun before. You’ve probably also seen the moon too–but that depends on whether it’s day or night. It’s also quite large in the […]