Author: Alibha

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Global Seed Vault

Deep in the bowels of an icy mountain on an island above the Arctic Circle between Norway and the North Pole lies a resource of vital importance for the future of human­kind. It’s not coal, oil or precious minerals, but seeds. Millions of these tiny brown specks, from more than 930,000 varieties of food crops, […]

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Does hot water freeze faster than cold water?

Does hot water freeze faster than cold water? It seems obvious that the answer should be no, because hot water takes longer to cool down, and so it couldn’t possible freeze faster. But hot water seems to freeze faster than cold water, this effect is known as the Mpemba effect. The effect was named after […]

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How 1KG defined Worldwide

Have you ever imagined what does a kilogram weigh? In middle school science classes we have often been taught that the unit is based on the weight of water—specifically a cube of water, a tenth of a meter on each side, at just above freezing. This used to be the case, but it isn’t actually […]

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