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The quantum world is mind-bogglingly weird
No matter how hard physicists probe, they still puzzle over this, the universe's deepest secret
SEP 14, 2017 — 7:16 AM EST
The quantum world is the world that’s smaller than an atom. Things at this scale don’t behave the same way as objects on the scale that we can see.
The five-second rule: Designing an experiment
You can do research at home to test a common belief about food safety
SEP 13, 2017 — 10:18 AM ES
Oops! Is that muffin still safe to eat? The latest DIY Science video tests if the five-second rule is true.
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Here's why Irma caused some coastal water to temporarily go missing
The hurricane’s tricky behavior left some residents confused — and in danger
SEP 15, 2017 — 12:36 PM ES
What if you were at this Naples, Fla., beach when the water suddenly got sucked back into the ocean? Earlier this month, Hurricane Irma made that happen, putting beach-goers in danger.
MILAN BOERS/FLICKR (CC BY 2.0)
Cassini spacecraft takes its final bow
The NASA spacecraft has revealed a lot about Saturn during its 13 years in orbit
SEP 15, 2017 — 7:00 AM ES
Saturn’s north pole was dark when Cassini arrived in 2004. But as the seasons changed, light illuminated a bizarre six-sided swirl of gases at the pole (shown here in false color). The hexagon has been known since the 1980s. It is about 30,000 kilometers (18,600 miles) wide with a massive hurricane centered on the north pole.
JPL-CALTECH/NASA, SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE