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Dr. Universe: How do bees make honey?
June 15, 2018

Brandon Hopkins, a WSU honey bee researcher, tells how bees around the world are turning nectar from flowers into sweet, golden honey.

Dr. Universe: Why do some animals live in groups?
January 24, 2018

Fish swim in big schools. Baby ducks waddle in a straight line. Ants and bees divide up labor. The world is full of animals that live in groups and they do it for a few different reasons.

Dr. Universe: How is glass made?
January 12, 2018

Dr-Universe enews-logoWe can make glass in factories and we can find it in nature. Some volcanoes make glass. When they spew out lava, it often cools into obsidian, a black glass.

Dr. Universe: How does our refrigerator work?
December 12, 2017

Dr-Universe enews-logoWhile a stove or oven produces heat, a fridge can’t actually produce something called “cold.” So, how does a refrigerator manage to keep all your food cool?

We have to engineer it. We must design a system that can carefully remove heat and put it somewhere else.

See the complete answer on the Dr. Universe website, featuring Jake Leachman, from Washington State University’s college of engineering.