Museum of Science and Industry


Catch any of the Mars rover Curiosity’s landing over the past few weeks? Did you wonder why there were jars of peanuts all over mission control? You may not believe it, but our very own NASA has a whole list of traditions that they like to follow when launching things into space. From peanuts to

"Bring it."  "Oh, I'll bring it, bird."

Some of my friends argue that birds are super-smart – maybe even smarter than human children! So far, I haven’t been convinced. And now, depending on how you look at it, one of us has some new evidence on their side! Scientists at the University of Cambridge have completed a study comparing how kids and birds behave when trying to solve a certain birdbrained...

I think the idea of the “uncanny valley” is so fascinating! (It's when realism in robots goes from cute to kinda creepy. Watch this and you'll know what I mean.) With hopes of bridging this valley of creepiness,...

As someone who tans rather than burns in the sun, I have always had a very laid-back attitude about sunscreen. I figured that if it didn’t hurt, there must not be any damage – but I was wrong! Take a look at the image above. Notice how different the two sides look? This is not due to an accident or a disorder. The difference is due to sun exposure while driving! After 28...

For anyone raised on Disney films, it should come as a no-brainer that aggressive and abrasive villains dress in black. A University of Florida study recently found something similar: NHL hockey teams were...


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