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Why is it called Gatorade?

Gatorade is named after a "gator," which is the mascot for the University of Florida sports teams. In early summer of 1965, the coaching staff...
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Can different bird species understand each other?

Birds communicate in various ways, but I'll be focusing only on audible communication in this post. Robert D. Magrath, a behavioral ecologist at the Australian...
Inside the human body

Are humans red meat or white meat?

Humans are both red meat and white meat. It depends on what muscle the meat is coming from. The main determining factor of meat color is its concentration of a protein called myoglobin. Within muscle fibers, myoglobin stores and transfers oxygen from the blood to the cellular machinery.

Would detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really turn its sand into glass?

Yes, detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really would turn its sand into glass. Well, at least a portion of it. We know...
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Do fish sleep?

While most fish rest by reducing their activity and metabolism, the way fish "sleep" is different from the way land mammals sleep. Most fish don’t...

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