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Stories by Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Old Is the Universe?

Everyday Einstein explains how we determine the age of our universe from ancient stars and relic radiation left over from the big bang

January 10, 2018 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

What Was the Christmas Star?

Was it a comet? A supernova? A planet? Or some otherwordly phenomenon? Everyday Einstein examines the possibilities.

December 20, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

When Is It Safe to Eat Moldy Food?

When is it still okay to eat moldy food? Are any molds edible? How important is it to follow those "sell by" dates printed on my egg carton?

December 13, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Much Does My Dog Understand?

Many of us have been caught talking to our dogs, but how much of what we say to them do they actually understand?

December 2, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Can You Prepare for the August Solar Eclipse?

In less than a week, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun in the middle of the day blocking between 20 to 100% of the Sun’s light across the continental United States as it does. How can you prepare for the solar eclipse? 

August 19, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Dangerous Is Asbestos?

This year the EPA is set to review restrictions on 10 high priority chemicals as part of the Toxic Substance Control Act, including asbestos. So why is asbestos dangerous? Is the US likely to change its stance on the minerals?

July 29, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? What about the wisdom and experience that come with age? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise?

July 5, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt
Stories by Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

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