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Did you know that the type of bacteria that make feet smell stinky can also produce a buttery, nutty-tasting German cheese called Limburger?  Cheese and other foods like coffee, chocolate, fruits and vegetables, meats, wheat, and teas get their distinctive … Continue reading

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How many of you stayed up to watch the spectacular blood moon and lunar eclipse? Last night, Earth’s shadow blocked out the Sun’s light casting a red tinted veil over the moon. This was the first lunar eclipse of 2014 … Continue reading

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Arizona Science Center’s Dorrance Planetarium had the opportunity to have a conversation with Bobak Ferdowsi, “NASA icon,” and asked him questions ranging from his role with Curiosity to the imagination of science. Our interview with him continues below in part … Continue reading

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Twenty minutes, that’s not a very long time.  Ignoring all distractions, you could probably read this 300+ word post at least 15 times before 20 minutes pass.  We’re not even going to bother trying to guess or calculate that for … Continue reading

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We see children as engineers. They plan and design, build and test, and communicate their ideas through their work. Last week at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF), Arizona Science Center engaged children in open-ended engineering using gigantic foam … Continue reading

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On August 6, 2012, the Mars rover Curiosity broke through the Martian atmosphere then parachuted down at supersonic speeds, taking retrorockets down to the surface before finally lowering itself from a sky crane, all 154 million miles away from Earth. … Continue reading

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How long can you hold your breath? 30, 40, maybe 60 seconds? For most people the thought of training yourself to hold your breath longer in order to dive deeper into the ocean seems like an odd activity. To some … Continue reading

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Oobleck! It’s one of Arizona Science Center’s favorite non-Newtonian substances and it’s so easy to make at home. Just mix a good amount of cornstarch with a tiny bit of water until a thick paste forms and, eureka! You’ve created … Continue reading

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“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard” – John F. Kennedy More than 40 years ago, on September 12, 1962 John F. … Continue reading

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You may be asking yourself what a planetarium has to do with an art show.  We all know planetariums are a place to view the wonders of the universe, and a part of those wonders are the things we create … Continue reading

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