When I’m speaking, my family members are able to hear the sound waves my mouth emits. They are able to then turn these sounds into ideas and […]
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How and when did life begin?
When we think of life on Earth today, we imagine diverse sets of animals and plants. Life also includes tiny unicellular organisms called bacteria, some of which […]
Why do humans speak?
I once saw a post that described communicating as “emitting sound waves from one person’s mouth that go into another person’s ears and are then converted into […]
A look at what makes up life
All life has seven characteristics in common: they have some sort of order, respond to changes in their environment, reproduce, grow and develop, regulate themselves, do things […]
What, exactly, is cancer?
My grandfather died of neck cancer about five years ago. Cancer has always been this invisible enemy that has haunted me and so many people I know. […]
Shouldn’t most woodpeckers have brain damage?
If I slammed my mouth against a tree over and over again, I would definitely sustain some serious, lifelong injuries. And I’m sure every other human could […]
What is henna or mehndi and what does it do?
My parents were born and raised in India. So, we get to celebrate festivals like Diwali (festival of lights), Holi (festival of colors), Raksha Bandhan (a celebration […]
What makes ice slippery?
When I first learned how to ice skate, my teacher taught us to do fishies with our feet. We would have the heels of our feet touching, […]
How did Crater Lake get so deep?
I got the chance to visit the beautiful Crater Lake during my vacation on the West Coast. The sight was truly breathtaking, the water was clear and […]
Why I’m lighter under water
My family and I went to Cheat Lake last week, where we went swimming at the lakeside. My younger brother (who is 5-foot-7) gave my dad (who […]