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Why Do Smoke Alarms Keep Going Off Even When There’s No Smoke?
  • 11 January 2021
Sensors in smoke detectors monitor how particles in the air affect a flow of current...
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Salt Doesn’t Melt Ice – Here’s How It Actually Makes Winter Streets Safe
  • 21 December 2020
Salt is a cheap and effective way to protect roads from ice due to a...
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Why Do Different Countries Have Different Electrical Outlet Plugs?
  • 21 December 2020
To understand why electric outlets aren’t all the same, you need to know how a...
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Is the Star of Bethlehem Making a Comeback?
  • 17 December 2020
On Dec. 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will cross paths in the night’s sky. Is...
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Scientists Suggest US Embassies Were Hit with High-Power Microwaves
  • 10 December 2020
The mystery ailment that has afflicted U.S. embassy staff and CIA officers off and on...
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Here’s When You Might See the Northern Lights in December 2020
  • 10 December 2020
The aurora borealis was visible in parts of the northern hemisphere in 2020, including areas...
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Your Brain’s Built-In Biases Insulate Your Beliefs from Contradictory Facts
  • 1 December 2020
Several well-known mechanisms in human psychology enable people to continue to hold tight to beliefs...
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Ranked: The Environmental Impact of Five Different Soft Drink Containers
  • 17 November 2020
Here they are, ranked from worst to best.
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Why Lockdowns Had Little to No Effect on Global Temperatures
  • 22 October 2020
Lockdowns had a negligible effect on global temperatures. So what really happened?
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Climate Change and Forest Management Have Both Fueled Western Wildfires
  • 16 September 2020
Climate change and forest management practices both have contributed to today’s fire conditions, and reducing...
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Study Finds Coronavirus Lockdown Will Have ‘Negligible’ Impact on Climate
  • 7 August 2020
Overall, even a lengthy lockdown will have a surprisingly small impact on the global climate.
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Shellenberger’s Optimistic, Viral Take on Climate Future Challenged by Scientists He Cites
  • 4 August 2020
Activist Michael Shellenberger argues that fears of a future climate-driven apocalypse are unfounded. But several...
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