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Why do TV shows premiere in the fall?

 Why do TV shows premiere in the fall?

You know you can't wait until the season premiere of your favorite show. But have you ever wondered why the networks' new seasons start in the fall? You might be surprised by the answer. See more »

How a Flea Circus Works

 How a Flea Circus Works

Tiny but mighty, fleas are capable of some pretty amazing feats. How is insectoid strength harnessed for human entertainment? See more »

Does it rain on other planets?

 Does it rain on other planets?

Precipitation does fall from the clouds of other planets, but it's a little more exotic than the good, old-fashioned rainwater we get here on Earth. Imagine sheets of methane, sulfuric acid and, yes, even diamonds falling from the sky. See more »

Can we harness energy from tornadoes and hurricanes?

 Can we harness energy from tornadoes and hurricanes?

Amid the deadly gusts of wind and chaotic storms signaling an impending tornado, you rush indoors to a safe place to escape harm's way. But is there a way to actually benefit from that destructive power? See more »

How Skywriting Works

 How Skywriting Works

Writing a legible message on paper requires a steady hand; writing one in the sky requires a steady everything. See more »

How Sarin Works

 How Sarin Works

Sarin has no taste, no color and no odor. It's a human-made nerve agent, and only a tiny amount can cause serious harm. Where did this dangerous substance come from, how does it work, and how can investigators test for it? See more »