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  • What's a polymer?

    What's a polymer?

    Polymers are the basic components in so many of the products we use each day.

  • Can fish rain from the sky?

    Can fish rain from the sky?

    Fans of the Super Mario Bros. series know that enemy fish can attack from above. And fans of the film "Magnolia" know that sometimes frogs do rain from the sky. But this is purely the realm of pop culture. Things like this don't really happen, right?

  • Are lab rats prone to cancer?

    Are lab rats prone to cancer?

    Few would argue that lab rats lead an easy life. Add to it the assertion that they are prone to cancer just by being lab rats, and we've found a whole new level of depressing. But is it true?

  • Can we spot exoplanets?

    Can we spot exoplanets?

    It's not just NASA pros staring into the night sky. Lots of skilled amateurs are out there pointing their telescopes into the great beyond. But can the average space enthusiast actually make a critical discovery?

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