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Learn the Science of Snow at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Kids have a lot of fun in the snow. Now there's an educational opportunity designed to channel that excitement into a learning experience.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is giving kids a chance to learn the science behind snow with a special hands-on program.

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UM Teams up with High Schools to Unearth a Mastodon Skeleton

Talk about a hands on science class. Some 900 people took part in removing this skeleton from what was once a lake that was used as refrigerator.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum Offering ‘Beer Explorers’ Classes This Summer

Home to award-winning breweries and recently voted "Best Beer Scene" in the USA, Grand Rapids has a lot going for it in the craft beer department.

Now craft beer lovers here in Beer City USA will have the opportunity to learn more about the science of beer at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

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By the Way, Science Says Your Gluten Intolerance is a Lie, Too

Next to vegetarianism, the big craze right now is "Gluten-free" diets. And yes, there is a small portion of the world that is truly gluten intolerant, and those people have Celiac Disease. For the rest of you, what you think is gluten intolerance is, at worst, the beginning of Celiac, or a simple allergy to wheat.

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Stephen Hawking and Breakthrough Starshot Want to Send Tiny Spaceships Into Deep Space

Stephen Hawking, one of the most famous physicists in the world, has teamed up with a huge $100 million research and development program called Breakthrough Starshot. The goal is to get to Alpha-Centauri within 20 years, using tiny postage-stamp-sized nanocraft, powered by lasers and solar winds.

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You Don’t Know This Internet Hottie Inventor – But You’ve Seen Her Video [Video]

You've seen this video a ton of times on the internets, and you've laughed at it a few times. But did you know this internet hottie is an inventor, and creates these ridiculous things to be messed up on purpose? Meet Simone Giertz.

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There’s a Crack in Michigan That Scientists Can Almost Explain – But Not Quite

About five years ago, a crack appeared in the ground in Michigan. It's 360 feet long, a couple feet across, and about six feet deep, and trees have been tilted at dangerous angles. When it happened, there was also a tiny earthquake and a weird loud boom sound. Scientists have been baffled about this crack ever since.

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Passive Clip-On Speaker Lets You Hear Your Guitar Unplugged [Video]

Living in an apartment can be crappy for practicing your guitar. If you don't buy some expensive gear to be able to quietly play with headphones, your amps and electric guitars can become just furniture. But here's a cool idea from DelSonix, a passive speaker for your electric guitar so you can hear what you're playing. It's great for the bass!

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You Might Need to Be Having More Sex to Be Happy – Surprise!

Amy Muise, sex and romance "scientist" (how do I get THAT job?) at the University of Toronto Missisauga has conducted a study over 23 YEARS with her team, to determine how happy people are, and how they can be happy. Mostly with sex, sometimes with money. What did she discover?

If you have more sex, you're generally happier. SURPRISE!

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Planet Mars Shows Signs Of Liquid Water
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There’s Water on Mars But We’re Not Allowed Near It

Just read that headline again. This is an actual thing. We have a rover on the red planet, and it has sent back pretty good evidence that there is water flowing on Mars. This is very exciting news, and also something we can't actually prove, since we could just send the rover over to check it out.

But guess what...we can't.

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What Happens if You Add Propane to Coca-Cola? Holy Crap, Batman! [Video]

There are some people with curiosity that's a bit out of control. These are the kind of people you see listed as competing for this year's Darwin Awards. They are also the kind of people who make fantastic things reality. It's a very narrow line between stupid and genius.

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The Science People Are Using Twitter to Find the Cutest Animal on Earth

So, the science people have started using Twitter to help find the world's most adorable critters. This was a good call on their part, as so many people have started Tweeting photos of the cutest little beasties you've ever seen!

So take a break from the political BS on your Facebook feed, and scroll through a million cute animal pictures on Twitter.

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