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Science Fun Facts: February 1-7

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Science Fun Facts for the week of February 1-7: Did you know? Costa Rica is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and has more than 200 identifiable volcanoes dating back over 65 million years. One of Costa Rica’s tallest and most visited volcanoes, Poas…

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Flying Is Hard Work

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Did you know? No matter how simple Superman makes it look, flying is hard work! Even if you strapped on giant wings, you could never fly like a bird because there is not enough muscle mass in your arms and chest to provide the necessary…

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How Much Do You Have In Common With A Banana?

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Sure, we don’t LOOK like a banana or even resemble one, so it may seem odd, but you would be absolutely right if you said that humans and bananas share 45% of their DNA! In reality, it shouldn’t be too shocking because when living things…

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Bearing The Weight of the World – Or Two Elephants – On Your Shoulders

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That’s right. You don’t have to be Arnold Schwarzenegger to hold the weight of two elephants on your shoulders, but you do have to have a full head of hair. The locks of the average person (who has up to 150,000 hair follicles on their…

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Why Aren’t There Any Volcanoes in Australia?

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The land down under is known for many things – beautiful coastlines, surfing paradise, and punchy kangaroos to name just a few – but what the mainland is not known for are active volcanoes, which can also be categorized as dormant or extinct. Even though…

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Ever Wonder What Those Folds and Ridges in Your Ear Are Called?

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While the ear includes both an inner and outer area, the external portion actually goes by another name. Known as the pinna (and also auricle), this part of the body acts as an acoustic antenna and is made of ridged cartilage covered by skin. And,…

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Science Fun Facts: August 30-September 5

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Science Fun Facts for the week of August 30-September 5: Did you know?  While there is only one global ocean, the vast body of water that covers 71 percent of Earth is geographically divided into distinct regions. The U.S. recognizes five named oceans: Arctic, Atlantic,…

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Rarest Tree Frog In The World Found in Costa Rica

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The tree frog Isthmohyla rivularis is among the rarest animals in the world, spotted just once in the last 25 years and officially categorized as “critically endangered.” But it seems this tiny amphibian has been located again – this time in the foothills of the…

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Where Do Allergies Come From?

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Allergies affect millions of people around the world, but do you know what causes them? Read these facts to learn about their causes and symptoms. Allergy attacks have increased in the United States despite the fact that our outdoor air quality has improved. Some researchers…

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What Do You Know About Worms?

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Don’t think worms are exciting? Take a look at these facts about earthworms and all that they do for us! There are 4,400 different species of worms – and 2,700 different kinds of earthworms to be exact. In one acre of land, there can be…

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