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What Does Bieber and the Higgs Boson Have to do With Each Other? Find Out as CNN Explains The Higgs Boson Particle

TweetCheck out their simplified and funny explanation of the Higgs Boson particle here.

ELI5: Why is it colder on mountains–when you’re closer to the sun?

Colder on the mountain top

Tweet This is a question that has always bothered me. Valleys, like Death Valley in California, tend to be really hot. But the tops of mountains (closer to the sun!!) are snowy and very cold. And what about that whole thing, with “heat rising?” I know for a fact that my basement (lower) is always colder …

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Explain it like I’m Five: How does Carbon dating work?

TweetIn order to Carbon date something, it must be “organic”, which means it was once living or part of something that was once living. Before we talk about Carbon dating, we have to know a bit about radioactivity. ·      All elements are at least a little bit radioactive ·      Elements with more or less neutrons than normal are unstable and become more …

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