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Quirky Quantum Tunneling Observed

A new study finds observational evidence of Klein tunneling, a strange phenomenon that enables particles to pass through even the toughest barriers

July 9, 2019 — Rachel Crowell

The Science of Fireworks

We take you inside a single fireworks shell to show you how it all works. If you want to glimpse more than just the inner workings of one fireworks shell, you should check out this post by the SA Visuals team on its long, explosive history inside the pages of  Scientific American ...

July 3, 2019

Wheat Plants “Sneeze” and Spread Disease

Wheat plants' leaves repel water, which creates the perfect conditions for dew droplets to catapult off the leaves—taking pathogenic spores for the ride. Christopher Intagliata reports...

June 25, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Science News Briefs from around the World

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Canada to Kenya, including one about how humans thousands of years ago in what is now Argentina butchered and presumably ate giant ground sloths...

June 23, 2019 — Jim Daley

Distorted Images

A curvy activity from Science Buddies

June 6, 2019 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World