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-Why is the sky not blue as seen from space?October 16, 2015
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-Can humans ever directly see a photon?September 3, 2015
-Is there a difference between mainstream science and alternative science?September 1, 2015
-Why have humans evolved to be taller over the last three hundred years?August 19, 2015
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-Why is the moon so bright?August 6, 2015
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-Can the decay half-life of a radioactive material be changed?April 27, 2015
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-Did cancer exist before man-made chemicals were around to create it?March 27, 2015
-Why does the sun not run out of oxygen as it burns?March 20, 2015
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-When hang-drying clothes, which is faster, indoors or outdoors?March 6, 2015
-How much money do I save by recharging my cell phone at work?February 27, 2015
-When I sit by a campfire, how does its hot air heat me?February 26, 2015
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-As light from a star spreads out and weakens, do gaps form between the photons?February 12, 2015
-What is the most harmful pseudo-science?February 4, 2015
-Why are red, yellow, and blue the primary colors in painting but computer screens use red, green, and blue?January 22, 2015
-Why is light pure energy?January 12, 2015
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-Are any pills perfectly safe?December 15, 2014
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-Does an electron in an atom move at all?December 1, 2014
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-Why is time frozen from light's perspective?November 3, 2014
-How does looking at distant galaxies allow us to look back in time?October 23, 2014

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