Winter is an excellent time to see them twinkle, explains astronomer Diane Turnshek.

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Most people don’t realize that creating a better bite and smile requires small, slow changes to your face’s bones.

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What looks like pretty scenery to us is a matter of deadly serious survival for trees.

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Each flicker and flash is a controlled chemical reaction.

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The sun’s light and atmosphere play roles in when and how we see our planet’s satellite.

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Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world have curious origin stories.

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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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