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5 Fun Facts to Celebrate Fibonacci Day

November 23, 2021

Fun fact: The Fibonacci sequence can be found in flowers, pine cones, tree branches, and shells.

Möbius Strips: Where Math Meets Art

November 16, 2021

The Möbius strip was simultaneously and independently discovered by two German mathematicians in the 1850s. Today, this one-sided object is found in tools, art, nature, and more.

Extracting DNA: From Pumpkins to Mammoths

October 26, 2021

Here, we go over how to recover DNA from a pumpkin using a simple experiment, as well as how scientists made a recent breakthrough in DNA extraction research.

Happy Birthday, Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant

August 23, 2021

The shallow water equations, a derivation of the Navier–Stokes equations, and Saint-Venant’s principle can all be credited to French physicist Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant.

The History and Science Behind Vinyl Records

August 17, 2021

As vinyl records explode in popularity, we take a look back at the history of records, as well as the interesting science behind how they are produced — and how they play music.

Happy Birthday, Egon Orowan

August 2, 2021

Egon Orowan found that the theory of dislocations could be used to explain the plastic deformation of ductile materials. He also studied geological fracture, munitions production, and more.

Happy Birthday, John Sealy Townsend

June 7, 2021

From fluorescent light bulbs and Geiger counters to plasma televisions and semiconductor manufacturing, Townsend discharge has many important applications. Who discovered this phenomenon?

Why Do Pigeons Have Iridescent Feathers?

March 30, 2021

If you look at a pigeon a certain way, the feathers around their necks shine in bright hues of emerald and amethyst. As it turns out, a prehistoric animal exhibited a similar trait…


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