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When water and boiling oil mix, the result can be explosive, as seen in this demonstration. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston/Released via Flickr

Why do frozen turkeys explode when deep-fried?

Deep-fried turkeys are delicious, but making one can be dangerous. The scientific reason for fiery Thanksgiving mishaps? A difference in the densities of ice, water and oil.
Black-legged ticks carry Lyme disease, which continues to spread widely across the United States. CDC/Michael Levin

Tick bites: Every year is a bad tick year

How bad are ticks this year? An expert explains why tick-borne diseases are on the rise.
It can stretch your mind to ponder what’s really out there. Stijn Dijkstra/EyeEm via Getty Images

Does outer space end – or go on forever?

Astronomers know a lot about what's in outer space – and think it's possible it never ends.
Computer algorithms can involve complicated math, but the concept of an algorithm is simple. Hill Street Studios/DigitalVision via Getty Images

What is an algorithm? How computers know what to do with data

A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.
President Donald Trump may have removed his mask, but the uncertainty posed by his positive COVID-19 test continues. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Allies and foes watch as Trump fights the coronavirus

What might be the global geopolitical significance of Trump’s positive COVID-19 test?

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