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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

    281 - Do Microwaves Cause Cancer? (And 3 Other Microwave Myths)

    281 - Do Microwaves Cause Cancer? (And 3 Other Microwave Myths)

    In the United States, 97% of households have a microwave. But what misconceptions about our microwave use persist? Let’s take a look at 4 microwave myths that science has proven false. 
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    374 - Subterranean Rivers—Water Flowing Underground

    374 - Subterranean Rivers—Water Flowing Underground

    There's much left unexplored beneath Earth's surface, uncluding miles of underground rivers. What forms them? What lives there? And how do these subterranean waterways help science?
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    373 - Why Is a NASA Spacecraft Currently Orbiting an Asteroid?

    373 - Why Is a NASA Spacecraft Currently Orbiting an Asteroid?

    The OSIRIS REx spacecraft will perform a cosmic smash-and-grab on the surface of the potentially hazardous asteroid, Bennu. What do scientists hope to learn?
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    372 - Can I Visit Just One Family During the Pandemic?

    372 - Can I Visit Just One Family During the Pandemic?

    You're longing for connection, your child is begging for a playdate, you're stir crazy. Is it okay to visit with just one other family during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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    • 7 min
    371 - What Is the Air Quality Like Near You?

    371 - What Is the Air Quality Like Near You?

    Is the air noticeably clearer where you live right now? For Earth Day, you can become a citizen scientist by using an app to track air pollution in your neighborhood.
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    • 6 min
    370 - What's the Difference Between Germs, Bacteria, and Viruses?

    370 - What's the Difference Between Germs, Bacteria, and Viruses?

    What’s the difference between a germ, a virus, and bacteria? Let's put these different disease-causing objects under a microscope and find out.
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