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Sep 13

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Introducing a new app from Science NetLinks, Classify It! Does your budding biologist know the differences between a dolphin and a shark? How about the similarities between poison ivy and a firefly? Test their knowledge with Classify It!, a new app that teaches kids about the different ways organisms can be sorted and grouped. Find it today on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Get your learn on!

sciencenetlinks:

Introducing a new app from Science NetLinks, Classify It! Does your budding biologist know the differences between a dolphin and a shark? How about the similarities between poison ivy and a firefly? Test their knowledge with Classify It!, a new app that teaches kids about the different ways organisms can be sorted and grouped. Find it today on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Get your learn on!

(via somuchscience)

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Sep 12

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nreckage said: Why does pepper make us sneeze? ALSO, is it bad if someone snorts pepper, cause my friend did that for a dare during physics class today.

Sneezing is an involuntary reflex to try and get irritants out of our nose and pepper contains a chemical, piperine, that irritates the mucus membrane of the nose by activating your pain and acidity receptors. So, once it’s in there, your body will totally freak and try to get it out of there…with sneezes…lots of sneezes. As for how safe it is…it’s never good to intentionally irritate your mucus membranes, but as long as it doesn’t become a habit (and I can’t see why it should) your friend should be fine.

-Hank

humanoidhistory:

September 12, 1966 — Gemini 11 astronaut Dick Gordon adjusts his spacesuit in the suiting trailer at Launch Complex 16 before blasting off into space from Cape Canaveral. (NASA)

humanoidhistory:

September 12, 1966 — Gemini 11 astronaut Dick Gordon adjusts his spacesuit in the suiting trailer at Launch Complex 16 before blasting off into space from Cape Canaveral. (NASA)

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