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Q: What Would Happen If a Person Were Injected with Plant Cells?
January 1, 2018 ... Q: What would happen if a person were injected with plant cells? --Zoe F. A: Our bodies are good at defending against invaders. If you were injected with plant cells, your internal army--immune cells--would corner the intruders and slowly...

Just How Buggy Is Your Phone?
January 1, 2018 ... WHAT ITEM in your home crawls with the most germs? If you said the toilet seat, you're wrong. Kitchen sponges top the list. But cell phones are pretty grimy too. They contain around 10 times as many germs as toilet seats. People touch their...

Mapping Micro City
January 1, 2018 ... To a germ, the back of your hand might be the size of a continent! Help your microbial buddies out, and draw them a map of one of their favorite places on your body. Maybe it's your palm, your stomach, or your unwashed armpit (eww). Have fun...

FOUNTAIN STREAMS: The Mathematical Beauty of Water
January 1, 2018 ... You've probably sipped from a drinking fountain. But have you ever taken a close look at the beautiful shape of the stream of water that emerges from the nozzle? This geometric shape is known as a parabola. It results from the force of...

Going with Your Gut
January 1, 2018 ... HOW DO MICROBES AFFECT OUR HEALTH? LET'S THE WAYS ... What's your body made of? One answer is trillions of tiny units called cells. A trillion is 1 followed by 12 zeroes, or a million millions. These cells work together so you can function as...