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Flexible, stretchable fire-ant rafts

What do Jell-O, toothpaste, and floating fire-ant rafts have in common? All are so-called "viscoelastic" materials, meaning that they can both resist flow under stress, like honey, and they can bounce back ...

Nov 26, 2013 4.3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Mills Canyon fire, Washington

The Mills Canyon fire started near the City of Entiat on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Despite the efforts of local resources, the fire quickly grew to over 1,000 acres by evening. Three outbuildings were damaged. ...

Jul 11, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Apocalyptic scenes as smog engulfs Singapore

Fast-food deliveries have been cancelled, the army has suspended field training and even Singapore's top marathon runner has retreated as residents try to protect themselves from the smog that has descended ...

Jun 20, 2013 4.8 / 5 (6) 0