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Callaway designed its Supersoft golf balls to spin, but not break
Callaway uses a material called Paraloid to create a softer ball with a more resilient cover.
Craving a radioactive snack? Grab a banana.
Get the 411 on non-trinary particles in your fruit—and other weird facts we learned this week.
Why snow doesn’t melt when you set it on fire
It’s the same science behind snow cones. Weird right?
How to build an igloo that’s structurally sound and cozy
With help from an ice architect and Inuit engineering.
Is it safe to eat snow?
You’ll want to avoid some ‘flavors.’
Nerf’s newest blaster shoots spinning balls for dramatic curves
The new Rival blasters use physics to give skilled shooters an unexpected advantage.
In perfect conditions, rainbows can come alive at night
They’re called moonbows, y’all.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has one star that always rises to the top
The spectacle will be very different this year, but some things—like helium and physics—remain the same.
How scientists keep ancient shipwrecks from crumbling into dust
One chemical reaction could turn a massive vessel to nothing if not protected.
Glimpse the gold mine where scientists are searching for dark matter
An elaborate camera trap, buried a mile below the Black Hills of South Dakota, could reveal the makeup of the universe.