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Black Spidery things on Mars

Radiolab Blogland recently posted the piece below titled “Krulwich Wonders: Are Those Spidery Black Things on Mars Dangerous? (Maybe).” Read on! “You are 200 miles directly above the Martian surface—looking down. This image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Jan. 27, 2010. (The color was added later.) What do we see? Well, sand, mostly [...]

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Pepõn

From Jack-o-lanterns to decorative gourds to pumpkin pies, it’s clear that fall is here. Below are a few fun facts about pumpkins: -  The word pumpkin originated from the Greek word Pepõn, which means large melon. -  According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, in 2011, “pumpkins were harvested from 47,300 acres [10+04] from the [...]

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Thanksgiving Cider

Thanksgiving is here! Enjoy the warmth of family, friends, and apple cider. A Powers of Ten recipe is below: 8 – 10 apples According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, as of 2010, worldwide apple production reached over 69 million metric tons (10+07), or 10+10 kilograms.  Out of the top 15 (10+01) [...]

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Hurricane Sandy in Powers of Ten

Hurricane Sandy has already taken its toll on much of the East Coast, and the storm isn’t over yet. The Huffington Post offers the latest news: “At least 30 people [10+01] were reported killed in eight states along the eastern seaboard by Sandy, which dropped just below hurricane status before making landfall on Monday night [...]

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100-Million-Year-Old Spider Attack

Discovery News recently reported on the discovery a 100-million-year-old spider attack in which both predator and prey are fossilized in amber: “The piece of amber, which contains 15 [10+01] intact strands of spider silk, provides the first fossil evidence of such an assault, the researchers said. It was excavated in a Burmese mine and dates [...]

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Exaggerating Facts by Powers of Ten

Last night’s Presidential Debate at the University of Denver led to a flurry of discussion about which of President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney’s statements were true, which were false, and which were simply exaggerated. The information below, from FactCheck.org, offers the break down on how Obama and Romney’s claims hold up.  FactCheck.org [...]

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Honey Bees

Honey bees collect nectar and store it as honey to give them energy and keep their hives warm.  In the hottest months, a healthy hive has anywhere from 40,000 to 80,000 bees (10+04).  Most bee colonies have one breeding female, the ‘queen’, a few thousand males, known as ‘drones’, and thousands and thousands of sterile [...]

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The Mighty Ant

Check out these intriguing facts about ants from the Science Channel: “Ants [each 10-01 ] move an estimated 50 tons [99,790 or 10+04 pounds] of soil per year in one square mile!” “Ant queens only need to have sex once in their entire lifespan.  The sperm received stays in them for as long as ten [...]

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The Super Ball

In 1965, Charles Eames said, “Among the great and elegant design exceptions is a toy produced this year that has swept the country.  What is it? A small bouncing ball—the Super Ball.” Chemical engineer Norm Stingley created the Super Ball from a material called Zectron, a synthetic rubber polymer polybutadiene that includes hydrated silica, zinc [...]

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The Gifted Eye

Thanks to Convery Optometrists for these interesting facts. Our eyes have more than 2 million working parts (10+06). The average person blinks 12 times per minute (10+01), which is about 10,000 times per day (10+04), and roughly 3,650,000 times each year (10+06). Our eyes can process 36,000 bits of information every hour (10+04), 864,000 bits [...]

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