Science Archive

The History of DNA

In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick reported that they had discovered the structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) – the molecule that genes are made of. This discovery would transform the life sciences – from biochemistry and agriculture to medicine and genetics. …

Why do onions burn your eyes?

We’ve all been there: you’re in the kitchen, cutting onions for your signature pasta sauce when, all of a sudden, your eyes start burning. You wipe away the tears, and keep cutting, trying your hardest to hold them back. Despite your best …

Are All Babies Born With Blue Eyes?

The eyes are the window to the soul, so the popular saying goes. Human beings place a great deal of importance on our eyes. They are, arguably, the most important feature of our faces. Many people will list someone’s eyes as a …

Distance of Planets from the Sun

The Earth and the other planets in our solar system revolve around the Sun. That is commonplace knowledge now but it was a radical and revolutionary idea when Nicolaus Copernicus published it in 1542. Today we take it for granted that the …

17 Facts About Solar Energy

By now, we’re all used to various sources of energy, whether that’s fossil fuels, hydroelectric energy, or nuclear energy. One such form is solar energy. You might have had some experience with it before: a good chunk of us have used solar-powered …

9 Facts About Green Eyes

Brown, Blue, Hazel, Grey, Green. These are just a few of the eye color shades which we see humans or animals possessing. Sometimes, the color of your eye can be due to your genes or genetic reasons as well. The color green, …

9 Fun Facts About The Moon

Here on planet earth, the moon is something of a superstar. After all, some planets have more than one moon, like Jupiter, which has at least 16 moons! Imagine looking up into the night sky and seeing four or five moons. It …

10 Interesting Facts About Venus

If you’re interested in planets or astronomy, you’ll love the following facts about Venus. 1. During the Greek period, Venus was considered as the Goddess of Love and Beauty which is where this planet derived its name from as well. According to …

10 Interesting Facts About Space

What’s really out there? That’s something humankind has probably contemplated since we first looked up at the night sky. We’ve learned a tremendous amount about our universe through the years, but what we do know is most likely dwarfed by what we …

10 Sleepy Facts About Dreams

When it comes to odd, strange or weird, it’s hard to beat the dream world. Granted, some people tend to have weirder dreams than others, but those known for strange adventures in dreamland know how totally off-the-wall dreams can be. Considering that …

8 Facts About Brown Eyes

Your iris, the colored part of your eye that surrounds your pupil, is as unique to you as your fingerprint due to its many textures and patterns.  A pigment called melanin is what’s responsible for the color of your eyes.  There are …

10 Facts About Bacteria

Bacteria are everywhere and have been for decades, centuries, epochs. Arguably one of the most evolved microorganisms on Earth, bacteria can be found in varying shapes and sizes and can be identified in most habitats on the planet. Commonly thought of as …

5 Interesting Facts About the Brain

Picture a walnut.  Now imagine the walnut is about the size of a cantaloupe.  Add in wrinkles, and you have a visual of the human brain.  Read on, to discover five more amazing facts. 1. Your Brain is More Powerful than a …
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