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Stop! It can rain diamonds on other planets

By Ravi Chauhan on 21 May 22 | Filed under: Science Facts
The atmospheres in Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn have such extreme pressure that they can crystallize carbon atoms and turn them into diamonds, American Scientist reports. How do we know this science fact? Researchers were able to create the correct conditions in a lab to prove this occurs on Neptune   ......

Do you know? A cloud can weigh around a million pounds

By Ravi Chauhan on 21 May 22 | Filed under: Science Facts
Your childhood dreams of floating on a weightless cloud may not withstand this science fact: The average cumulus cloud can weigh up to a million pounds, according to the USGS. That’s about as heavy as the world’s largest jet when it’s completely full of cargo and passengers.

Earth’s oxygen is produced by the ocean

By Ravi Chauhan on 21 May 22 | Filed under: Science Facts
Have you ever stopped to think where oxygen comes from? Your first thought may be a rainforest, but here’s a cool science fact for you: We can thank plant-based marine organisms for all that fresh air, according to the National Oceanic Service. Plankton, seaweed, and other photosynthesizers produc

A laser can get trapped in water

By Ravi Chauhan on 21 May 22 | Filed under: Science Facts
A cool thing called “total internal reflection” happens when you point a laser beam at a jet of flowing water. To demonstrate this phenomenon, PBS Learning Media released a video in which a laser is positioned on one side of a clear tank of water. When the light travels through the water, it is   ......

The human stomach can dissolve razor blades

By Ravi Chauhan on 21 May 22 | Filed under: Science Facts
If you ever swallow a razor blade, don’t panic. The human body is more capable than you think. Acids are ranked on a scale from 0 to 14—the lower the pH level, the stronger the acid. Human stomach acid is typically 1.0 to 2.0, meaning that it has an incredibly strong pH. In a study published in   ......