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In physics every effect has a cause that defines it. So what was the cause that started the 'Big Bang'? How can matter and energy just 'appear' from void?
They are the two elements that make our planet inhabitable, but what is there more of on Earth, air or water?
With the Sun's recent increase in activity and emission of flares, how long would the effects of a solar flare striking Earth last?
If you put a New Zealand mallard duck and an Austrian mallard duck in a room together, could they understand each other's quacking?
Why do feet have such a big impact on the body's temperature? ie. If you're hot in bed, sticking your foot out of the blankets puts you at the perfect temperature.
Black holes - cosmic vacuum cleaners that even light cannot escape - are a common feature in science fiction, but do movies accurately portray the appearance of these phemomena?
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