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LISTEN | Why do we lose our baby teeth?

When we’re babies, our teeth come through so we can start chomping on solid foods. Then something strange happens and we start to get wobbly teeth.

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How do voices come out of our mouths?

The air from the lungs causes the vocal cords to move really quickly. This is called vibration and feels a bit like buzzing.

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Why are moths attracted to light?

Moths flutter toward light at night, but why?

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Why do onions make you cry?

A few tips to avoid tearing up next time you’re getting ready to dice an onion.

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Do cats and dogs understand us when we miaow or bark?

Do cats and dogs understand humans when they make miaowing or barking noises?

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Is it okay for teens to drink coffee?

Since caffeine is in so many different foods and drinks, it’s easy for kids – or grownups – to get more than they should without realizing it.

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Houston, we have a bedtime story: Let a real-life astronaut read to your kids - from space

Developed in collaboration with NASA astronaut Alvin Drew and the Space Center Houston to promote reading and STEM education, the idea has grown to include a trove of stories read by both male and female astronauts from on-board the International Space Station!

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Where does beach sand come from?

Next time you’re at the beach, pick up a handful of sand and look closely at it. It has stories to tell about the land, and an epic journey to the sea.

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WATCH: Do you see a duck or a rabbit?

American author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, has developed a captivating take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit?

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Why is the sea salty?

Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, and 97% of that is salty seawater.

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Did you know the Eastern Cape is home to Africa's highest bridge bungee jump?

At 216 metres, the spectacular Bloukrans River Bridge is Africa's highest commercial bungee jumping site.

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Does chewing gum stay inside you for years?

Swallowing a lot of gum can cause it to stick together or stick to food in your gut.

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Did you know there is a fish migration so huge it can be seen from space?

The annual Sardine Run takes place between May and July.

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What can you learn from studying an animal's poop?

Scientists study animal poop, also called scat, to learn about the hidden lives of animals.

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Why do teachers make us read old stories?

Not every old story is good, but when your teacher asks you to read one, consider the possibility that you might build your brain, grow your feelings or have some fun. It’s worth a try, at least.

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How can we see what we are imagining as well as what’s in front of us?

Your brain is actually making up what you see all the time, based on messages from different places, as well as your expectations.

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What would aliens be like?

We don’t know whether there are any aliens or not. But there are so many planets in the universe.

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LISTEN: Why do birds sing?

When birds sing, what do you think they’re saying?

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How are stars made?

Have you ever heard the saying “we are all made of star dust?” It’s actually true.
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