Learn about the microbes that help us make bread with an easy and delicious do-it-yourself project.

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An expert explains the gas’s mighty role in climate change.

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A scientist explains why technically it’s easy to explain which came first.

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Why are schools closing, what is “social distancing” and why all the hand-washing?

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You can fight off viruses and other diseases much better with a preventive shot.

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An expert on crystals explains how snowflakes are formed and why some snow is good for sled-riding but not building snowmen.

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Dreams can be wacky, but they may actually help you learn or cope.

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Wild turkeys roam all over North America, but most people know next to nothing about the wobbling, gobbling birds.

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Your bones do a lot more than just holding up your organs.

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Wild animals aren’t necessarily chowing down on what you might think.

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They actually use more than one sense to track down their next meal.

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The birds have called cities home for thousands of years. But the reason may surprise you.

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If you guessed “trees,” you’re in for a surprise.

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Antifreeze in their blood and migration are just two ways they beat the cold.

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They are, but scientists are still trying to figure out why.

Temperature isn’t the only factor in determining what will fall from the sky.

The tilt of the Earth helps explain it.

It shows signs of life, but scientists don’t agree on whether it’s alive.

Candy chemistry explains how simple sucrose can be chewy, hard or fluffy.

They’re too small to be recycled, so they end up in the landfill by the millions.

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