The Deceiving Color of Veins

The Deceiving Color of Veins

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world, but surely we can rely on our senses to accurately tell us about our own body, right? Not a day goes by that...

What Causes Thunder?

What Causes Thunder?

Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the warmer seasons is being able to experience the fierceness of a thunderstorm, watching lightning turn the...

The Higgs Boson

The Higgs Boson

On July 4th as America celebrated its 236th birthday, people came together for a conference in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss important data regarding...

Blue Skies and Orange Sunsets

Blue Skies and Orange Sunsets

I once heard that the sky is blue because it reflects the ocean and the ocean is blue because it reflects the sky. It's not a very satisfying answer....

How is the Percent Chance of Rain Calculated?

How is the Percent Chance of Rain Calculated?

Whenever you see a weather report with rain (or snow) in the forecast, it gives the chance of precipitation. How do they get that...

What Causes a Lunar Eclipse?

What Causes a Lunar Eclipse?

Space is full of wonders, ranging from activity in our own solar system to phenomena found 13-billion light-years from Earth. A lunar eclipse is one of...