Category Archives: Strange Science

Strange Science: Sugar, Spice, Chemical X…?

We recently bought a bag of xanthan gum. We wanted to try and make gluten free pancakes from scratch, and this was one of the ingredients. Xanthan gum is one of those things that appears on different food ingredient labels, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Dialects and Physics?

A mathematician has suggested that the distribution of dialects can be linked to the physics of bubbles. Sounds weird? There seems to be something to this idea. Just as small bubbles merge into larger ones in the tub, groups of dialect … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Unidentified Bones

When pre-industrial peoples across Europe and other parts of the world saw oversized bones eroding out of landforms, they often believed that they could have been the bones of creatures from myths and legends. Elephant skulls seemed as though they … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Weight of Clouds

When you look up at clouds in the sky, you typically think of them as fluffy and light, right? Turns out, clouds are HEAVY! The average cumulus cloud weighs over a million pounds! Which presents a couple of questions: 1) how … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Gravity in Reverse?

In Prosser, Washington, there’s a road that inclines upward. But if you put your car in neutral at the bottom, your car will start rolling “up” the hill. This isn’t the only place like this in the world, either. There … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Luskhan itilensis

Russian scientists working in the Volga River in 2002 unearthed an enormous fossilized marine creature, which has now been identified as a new species. Luskhan itilensis, which means “Master Spirit of the Volga,” had a skull approximately 5-7 feet long, and … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Music and Brains

Ever wonder how music impacts your ability to get work done? Or why certain music works for some tasks, but not for other tasks? There’s a lot of science behind this, it turns out! Check out this article to find out … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Extreme Planets

Looking for a plausible planet for the setting for your next sci-fi story? What is the hottest or coldest it might get there? How big or small should it be? Check out this article about the seven most extreme planets … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Unicorn Noodles!

Looking for a recipe that uses some science? Look no further than the color-changing unicorn noodles, which have been popping up all over Instagram recently! Though it may look like magic, it’s actually a pH reaction that causes clear or … Continue reading

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