Thermal insulation keep you warm and toasty in winter. Its microfibers trap air between you and the cold, taking up less space in your gloves, boots, and jackets.
Those same properties also make them useful for muffling sounds in cars and computers, insulating homes, and conserving energy. See which materials scientists think insulate the best.
Frogs and toads…what’s the difference? The long back legs of frogs make them expert leapers, and most stay near their aquatic homes. Toads can only hop, thanks to their short hind legs, but they can survive away from water.
Start investigating the hundreds of species of frogs and toads — and there's no need to worry about getting warts.
Scientist work hard to defeat viruses. Sometimes they're successful — measles and smallpox have been controlled with vaccines and drug treatments. With others, like influenza, the struggle goes on.
Investigate the most common biological unit on Earth to find out how viruses work, understand their life cycles, and see which ones are the top killers.
From baking bread to roasting meat, cooking is all about chemical reactions. Recently, we've begun to more fully explore the science of cooking with molecular gastronomy.
Find out what happens when food cooks, how different methods change the taste, smell, and texture of food — maybe even learn some new recipes.
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