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Why Does the Melting of Arctic Sea Ice Matter?

Due to the clear link to their diminishing habitat, polar bears have become the poster children for the direct impact of this lost Arctic sea ice. But how does this missing ice affect the rest of us?...

February 8, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Do You Estimate Crowd Size?

The recent controversies surrounding the Inauguration and the Women's March on Washington may have you asking: how do you accurately estimate the size of a crowd?

January 25, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Will Salt Water Quench the World’s Thirst?

Fresh water shortages are likely to plague two-thirds of the world's population in the next decade and processes like desalination are still very costly. Luckily, a new material called graphene may be able to help...

November 26, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Do Tattoos Boost Your Immune System?

A series of popular science articles have recently been touting the health benefits of tattoos, specifically their ability to boost your immune system. But is a little ink really the cure for the common cold? ...

November 2, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

What Causes Wildfires?

The wildfire season started early this month in the northwestern U.S., and the huge blaze still burns in Fort McMurray, Alberta, after three weeks of fighting the flames. What causes wildfires on this scale, and how can we prevent them? ...

September 21, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

5 Quick Facts about NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter

What is so risky about Juno’s special maneuver? How close will the spacecraft get to the gas giant, and what does it hope to learn? Here are five quick facts summarizing the excitement around the recent Juno mission to Jupiter...

July 13, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

What Happens If You Fall into a Black Hole?

Black holes aren't the cosmic vacuum cleaners they are rumored to be, but could you still fall into one? What would happen to you? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask (thanks to quantum gravity)...

April 20, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

What Causes Allergies?

The prevalence of allergies is on the rise, but why do some people suffer allergic reactions while others don't? If you were lucky enough to be an allergy-free kid, could you still develop allergies as an adult?...

March 24, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Are Seasonal Flu Vaccines Made?

Each year, a new flu shot is developed to try to combat the strains of the virus expected to wreak havoc that season. But who decides which viruses make it into the vaccine? What new technologies are being used to produce that vaccine more efficiently?...

February 4, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt
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