Life's Little Mysteries answers fascinating questions about the world around you and the stuff in it, from things in the news and on your mind to crazy questions you didn't even know you had. Our team of experienced reporters and editors do serious research while having loads of fun explaining the world's objects and phenomena, both natural and man-made.
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Why Are Some Glaciers Blue?
sea ice
May 30th, 2015
Blue-ice areas are patches of ice where wind and evaporation have scoured glaciers clean of snow.
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Are Warts Contagious?
Laser Wart Removal
May 29th, 2014
Warts are growths on the surface of the skin caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
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How Do Tornadoes Form?
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May 12th, 2014
Tornadoes are one of the most destructive natural forces on Earth. Though scientists don't entirely understand how tornadoes form, they do have a good idea about the conditions that cause tornadoes to develop.
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Why Is the Sky Blue?
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June 9th, 2014
Why is the sky blue? The light coming from the sun is made of many colors, each of which has a different wavelength.
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Are Mermaids Real?
A mermaid swims in a pool
May 25th, 2014
In mythology, mermaids have existed for thousands of years. The first mermaid myths may have originated around 1000 B.C. And even explorers like Christopher Columbus are said to have spotted the half-woman, half-fish creatures, which were likely manatees.
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What Are Sweetbreads?
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May 12th, 2014
Contrary to what their name would suggest, sweetbreads are not sugary pastries. So, what are sweetbreads?
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Why Do Cats Like Boxes?
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May 8th, 2014
For pet cats, all the toys in the world can't compare to a simple cardboard box.
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Why Does the Moon Shine?
3rd Full Moon
May 29th, 2014
The moon shines because its surface reflects light from the sun. But because of its orbit around Earth, the lighting goes through phases.
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What Is Buttermilk?
buttermilk
May 14th, 2014
Today, on National Buttermilk Biscuit Day (May 14), a lot of people may be wondering, what exactly is buttermilk?
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What Do Turtles Eat?
Hatchling loggerhead sea turtle
May 12th, 2014
Turtles, like the humans who love them, are a diverse bunch. There are over 300 species of this ancient reptile, and each one has its own preferred diet.
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