What happens to a light inside a sphere with 100% albedo? Our science experts discuss the results of this theoretical question.
Archives for April 2017
This week saw a variety of different types of earthquake – from a sequence off the coast of Chile to a quarry blast in Minnesota.
Research has shown that male mating behaviors don’t always impress the ladies – from peacocks to katydids, the way males show off doesn’t necessarily indicate mate quality to the female.
The ancient Egyptians didn’t have a zero, so how did they multiply? Try this math trick to manipulate numbers and help students master multiplication.
Decoded Science’s Climate Doctor takes Mother Earth’s temperature. 2017 is shaping up to be the second-warmest year on record.
Earthquake maps are notoriously incomplete, but this week we look at tremors in Chile, Iceland and the US. Oh, and quote some Hamlet.
When you think of carbon, you may think of charcoal, but carbon is much more than just burnt toast. The fast and slow paths of the carbon cycle are critical for life on Earth.
There are various methodologies for chemical separation and purification. Two of these are fractional crystallization and fractional distillation.
This week’s digest is a little surreal. A major earthquake where you don’t expect it, an interactive map of Oklahoma seismicity — and a lego seismometer.
March featured the most powerful nor’easter of the season in New England, a blockbuster tropical cyclone in Australia, disastrous flooding in South America, and a new CO2 record. What’s next as the season changes?