During a lightning strike, the air surrounding the bolt of lightning is heated to about 39,000 °C! This sudden increase in pressure and temperature caused by the lightning causes the air immediately around the lightning to “explode” all along its length.

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How could a sprinter with no legs possibly have an advantage over an able-bodied athlete?

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Flowers have unique smells because they attract different pollinators, developed through a process called "Coevolution".

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The use of kilometers is no longer a sensible unit for measuring distances in space due to its vastness. To overcome this, astronomers came up with the light-year.

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Bzzzzzzz. The sound of beehives has become the soundtrack of soccergames at the FIFA World Cup. The buzzing sound is made by plastic hornscalled vuvuzelas. The sound is unmistakable, and  hundreds of them at a time are being blown constantly during games.

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If you've been paying attention to the latest ads for TVs, you may have heard about a new type of TV using LED technology. So, what's the difference between an LED TV and an LCD TV?

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If you’ve been watching the 2010 World Cup you’ve probably caught wind of a few controversies, most notable of which is the telecasting grief caused by South Africa’s now infamous instrument, the vuvuzela. But have you heard about the Jabulani hullabaloo?

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All scientists, including physicists, chemists and biologists, use thermodynamics in one way or another. So what's the basic concept? Thermodynamics is the study of converting energy from heat into usable energy (e.g. work).

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As the lack of sleep accumulates, there are more and more potential adverse effects: scientific studies have shown that lack of sleep is associated with the risk of developing obesity, diabetes, depression, and so on.

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