SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS

Scientific experiments are a fun and exciting way to learn more about the wonderful world of science. In this section you'll find great articles all about scientific experiments.
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How to Make a Potato Clock

Believe it or not, potatoes make more than a great side dish -- they can even power a digital clock! Read this article to learn how to make a potato clock.

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  • 5 Female Scientists You Should Know

    5 Female Scientists You Should Know

    From a centenarian brain expert to a mistress of Voltaire, each of these female scientists has an incredible story. Do you want to meet them? See more »

  • Are lab animals really calmer around women?

    Are lab animals really calmer around women?

    The plot of "The Scent of a Woman" has nothing to do with mice. But in a research lab, some say that very scent is like rodent Valium. Mouse myth or reality? See more »

  • Are lab rats bred just for the lab?

    Are lab rats bred just for the lab?

    Scientists like rats a lot more than the general population. But when they need a good bunch of them to test some hypotheses, they don't lurk in alleyways or around trashcans with a burlap sack. See more »

  • Are lab rats really prone to cancer?

    Are lab rats really 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? See more »

  • How Biohacking Works

    How Biohacking Works

    These days, we're busy hacking everything from our lives to our brains. Why should our bodies or our biological information be any different? See more »

  • How can petri dish studies apply to humans?

    How can petri dish studies apply to humans?

    The human body has around 100 trillion cells. What can you learn from studying these tiny organisms that you can't learn from studying the entire person? See more »

  • How can studies on mice apply to humans?

    How can studies on mice apply to humans?

    From the looks of it, we don't have much in common with our mouse friends. But at a genetic level, we're closer than you might think. Close enough to make a difference in our health? See more »

  • How can studies on rats apply to humans?

    How can studies on rats apply to humans?

    Rats! They're just like family. Evolutionarily, anyway. So when it comes to research and biomedical study, what can they do for us? See more »

  • How Newton's Laws of Motion Work

    How Newton's Laws of Motion Work

    Newton's iconic laws are at work all around you, whether you're watching an Olympic swimmer explosively push off a pool wall or a sumo wrestler maintain his stance. So what are they? See more »

  • How Occam's Razor Works

    How Occam's Razor Works

    The simplest explanation is usually the correct one. Or is it? Learn how detectives, doctors, scientists, mathematicians, skeptics and theologians all use the principles of Occam's Razor to slice through data and arrive at a particular worldview or theory. See more »

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