All posts by Zainab Khawaja

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    What Really Drives Death Valley’s Roving Rocks?

    The moving, sailing and sliding rocks of Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park in California have garnered the attention of many scientists and visitors throughout the years. The Racetrack Playa is a dry lake featuring the race...

    • Posted March 18, 2014
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    Fact: Corals are Animals, Not Plants!

    The beautiful coral reefs you see underwater are actually animals and not plants! Coral is any structure that is made up of hundreds of thousands of tiny coral creatures called polyps. They are translucent animals of a sessile...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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    Science Books Lie about the Solar System

    Classic illustrations in Science books of the solar system are not according to scale and are only merely for illustration purposes. The distances between the planets are so exceedingly vast that there could not possibly be a scale...

    • Posted March 10, 2014
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    6 Animals that are Biggest in Size in Australia

    Chills went down my spine and goose bumps tickled my insides as the mammoth creatures glared at me from my laptop screen. My search for Australian wonders had led me to some surprising results. Disclaimer for the faint...

    • Posted March 3, 2014
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    “I never said she stole my money” has 7 Different Meanings

    “I never said she stole my money” has 7 different meanings depending on the stressed word. Whether it is verbal communication or written, how you structure your words can play an integral role. It is very important...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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    Why do I Yawn When I See Someone Else Yawning?

    Yawning yet? Well, give it some time and you will be soon enough. See a person yawning around you, you will end up yawning. Catch someone else watching you? Soon, they’ll be yawning as well. Even writing this...

    • Posted February 17, 2014
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    10 Commonly Accepted Historical Inaccuracies

    In attempts to make the world history seem catchier, people have resorted to putting forward inaccurate facts. We have pointed out some of them in this article. It is quite interesting to see the kind of historical...

    • Posted February 15, 2014
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