Science

October 4, 2017

Study Shows More Americans Watched the Total Solar Eclipse Than the Super Bowl

In August 2017, it seemed like all Americans could talk about was the total solar eclipse, which was the first to pass over mainland U.S. since 1918. Whether from an airplane, outer space, or on land, everyone had a story to tell about viewing the incredible phenomenon. And now, it appears as though more people than you may think actually saw the eclipse.

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September 22, 2017

Teacher’s Science Experiment Reveals the Gross Importance of Washing Your Hands

Learning how to properly wash your hands is a valuable life skill, and one that’s often reinforced in school. Getting kids to understand why, however, can be a challenge. Oak Ridge, Tennessee-based teacher Courtney Lee Simpson showed just how important this is—in a disgustingly memorable way. Simpson introduced the lesson to her Pre-K students and shared it in a now-viral Facebook post. “To all my teacher friends this is the grossest yet coolest experiment,” Simpson wrote.

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August 28, 2017

Cameras Attached to Balloon Captures Incredible Video of Total Solar Eclipse

By now you may think you've seen every possible vantage point of the 2017 total eclipse that passed over portions of the United States on August 21, 2017. From amateur shots to incredible NASA eclipse photos, we can't get enough of this incredible phenomenon—the first in 99 years. But Liem Bahneman, a self-proclaimed “armchair aeroscience geek” has a new spin on the eclipse thanks to a balloon.

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