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Can a Tornado Blow Straw Into a Tree?

There are a lot of tall tales surrounding tornadoes, only some of them rooted in fact. One popular story suggests...

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How Does Newton's Cradle Work?

Whether you know it as Newton's Cradle or the Executive Ball Clicker, chances are you've seen the educational desk toy...

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How Far Away Is Lightning?

Here's a simple method for calculating your distance from a lightning strike....

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What Is Anthrax?

The bacteria can be deadly in the wrong hands....

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What Is Honey?

Honey was civilization's original sweetener. But what is it?...

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What Is Sarin?

The deadly gas has been used in some of history's most lethal chemical attacks....

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What Is the Minimum Wage?

The minimum-wage debate has resurfaced with a vengeance in recent months in the United States, resulting in strikes and protests...

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What's the Largest Building in the World?

In July 2013, China heralded the opening of its New Century Global Center, an immense 18.9 million square-foot building structure...

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Why Are Some Plants Purple?

Most of the plants you see on a daily basis are green, but every so often you might happen upon...

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Why Does Rain Smell Good?

There's a reason we love the scent after a good rain....

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'Alien' Catfish Baffles Scientists

A small, toothy fish, which researchers say resembles the terrifying creature from the movie 'Alien,' is turning out to be a big mystery for the scientists who study it....

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NSFW? Workers Reveal Their Favorite Online Distractions

Where do you go when you're goofing off at work? A list of the top websites workers visit....

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Are Warts Contagious?

Warts are growths on the surface of the skin caused by human papillomavirus (HPV)....

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Google Invests Billions on Satellites to Expand Internet Access

Google is planning to invest more than $1 billion in a new fleet of satellites that will expand Internet access to unconnected regions of the world, company insiders say....

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DARPA Kicks Off Two-Year Cybersecurity Hack-A-Thon

Over the past year, computer security experts have been preparing for DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge — a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity competition — but now, the time has come to get hacking....