By Michael Tinnesand
If movies and television shows are to be believed, you would think extraterrestrial aliens and encounters with them would be common. Starting with the 1902 film “A Trip to the Moon” through today’s “The Mandalorian,” we have long enjoyed imagining creatures from other planets.
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Beat the Heat...With Paint!
By XiaoZhi Lim
When it comes to climate change, sophisticated technologies must be part of the solution. But scientists also look to more practical strategies. Find out how one researcher is designing a type of paint to help cities keep cool in the summertime.
What is Ice Cream?
By Emma Hiolski
To many, ice cream is the quintessential dessert and now comes in as many flavors as you can think of. Explore the chemistry behind ice cream’s deliciousness, and learn how food scientists are trying to make it even better.
Are We Running Out of Helium?
By Brian Rohrig
From party balloons to medical imaging, helium serves a wide range of purposes in our lives. The recent concern over its supply, however, presents a good opportunity to take a closer look at this element and what makes it so versatile.