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How winter salt actually works

With the occasional assist from beet juice and molasses. We all know why the first two happen—kids are excited for a day off of school filled with hot chocolate and snowmen. Adults are stocking up on necessities. But what’s up with…

Why can’t a person tickle himself?

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a research fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, explains. The answer lies at the back of the brain in an area called the cerebellum, which is involved in monitoring…

What makes popcorn pop?

Like Diana Prince turning into Wonder Woman, a handful of popcorn seeds can, in a flash, burst out of their shells and become something far greater than before. Accompanied by the sound of a mini-explosion as they make their transformation,…