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Is height all in our genes?

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We know that genes can determine certain physical features or traits, such as eye color, hair color, or height. However, certain environments and factors can change these traits. Scientists are always interested in finding the answers to the changes – so is height all in our genes? Not necessarily! Watch the video below to find out why! https://youtu.be/0cuO5OSDMbw

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Why do floating objects stick together?

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Also known as the Cheerios Effect, why do floating objects stick together? Of course, there will be science involved to explain this phenomenon. When objects are attracted to each other, there is also an opposite reaction where objects would repel each other. With these push-pull forces in play, objects will float in a certain way – depending on their material and density. An example of this in nature are water striders that walk on water (check out our blog post about it here). Check it out in action here: https://youtu.be/mbKAwk-OG_w

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How do schools of fish swim?

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It is interesting to watch fish swimming, especially when there are many fish swimming in the same direction. How do schools of fish swim? Movements of fish are like accidents while following a couple simple rules. Watch the video below for an animation that explains this occurrence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkP8NUwB2io

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Why alcohol doesn’t come with nutrition facts

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Have you ever wondered why alcohol doesn’t come with nutrition facts? There is a history behind the decisions made for putting nutrition labels on alcohol, and the video below will explain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUOfAF4va6s It is fascinating to learn why it eventually became optional to put nutrition labels on alcohol. However, always keep in mind of how much you are drinking and be aware of the health consequences if you drink too much. If it does not have nutrition facts on it, it does not mean that you can ignore what you are putting in your body. Always be aware!

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Why is blue rare in nature?

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You may have seen blue jays, blue butterflies, or even a blue whale but these animals mentioned are not blue. Why is blue rare in nature? Find out more in the video below! https://youtu.be/3g246c6Bv58

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