Category: Science

Why Does Ice Float?

Why Does Ice Float?

An object floats on the surface of water on the principle of having density less than water. Weight doesn’t hinder floating, as we can see huge ships floating in the seashores. Even the gigantic icebergs at North Pole do not seem to sink in the ocean water unless they melt back into the water. It […]

Why Sugar Dissolves in Water?

Why Sugar Dissolves in Water?

Water dissolves sugar easily like many other amorphous compounds such as table salt. Sugar molecules, when exposed to water, easily fall apart under the attraction of water molecules just as a magnet would do to iron fillings sprinkled on a plane surface. The mutual force of attraction between the molecules of the two substances is […]

Why Does Alcohol Burn

Why Does Alcohol Burn

There are usually two kinds of alcohol: the hydroxide group and the polyol group, the former containing ONE oxygen atom whereas the latter having more than one. Further, there are numerous sub-groups. Fundamentally, an alcohol as a substance is a hydroxyl based organic compound in which a carbon atom is bonded with an alkyl group. […]

Why Milk Appears White

Why Milk Appears White

When someone’s complexion is complimented as ‘Milky White’, this is the testimony, he / she is blessed with a perfect skin. It is all the same with teeth. But what about ‘Milky White Eyes’! When it comes to white eyes, the inference takes a turn and the person ascribed with the phenomenon is either having […]

Why Does Listerine Burn Mouth

Why Does Listerine Burn Mouth

When extending your relationships with a prospective date, a bad breath proves a wet blanket over the warmth of your relationship. Everybody, especially women, crave and race to be tasted sweet and hot while subjecting their tongue to their partner’s suck. Media advertisements are playing key role to promote Listerine based mouth wash purported to […]

Why Does Wood Burn

Why Does Wood Burn

“Why does wood burn?” is one of those questions the pursuit of whose answers kept the primitive man in an enigmatic haunt. You would have definitely read or performed some thing while you were a grade reader in your elementary school. Those who haven’t been to this experience must have been indulging the fire burning […]

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

The twinkling objects in the sky at night are the stars when seen from the earth. Light on its way from heaven down to the earth has to penetrate a range of atmospheric tiers of varying densities and degrees of temperature (a gradual decrease in temperature to the tune of 6.5°C takes place while moving […]

Why We See Only One Side of Moon?

Why We See Only One Side of Moon?

Just like our earth revolves around the sun, the moon does it with earth and hence it is the only natural satellite of earth. The image of the moon as depicted in our eyes on earth is configured by the gravitational tides. There is tidal interaction between the moon and the earth. To earth the […]

Why the Moon Turns Red?

Why the Moon Turns Red?

Mostly the moon displays red color while it is undergoing an eclipse. The fact of its being red is analogous to the causes associated with red sun after dawn or before sunset. The sun being a source of light itself keeps glowing irrespective of earth having light or dark prevailing on it. At the moment […]

Why Our Galaxy is Called the Milky Way?

Why Our Galaxy is Called the Milky Way?

The word “Milky Way” is an interpretation of a very ancient, yet in vogue, Greek term, “Galaxias”. Historically, there has been a class of people who held it for centuries that our galaxy, to which the sun (solar system) is an integral part, takes its name from the Greek tradition. The pagan Greeks termed it […]

Why is Sun Yellow?

Why is Sun Yellow?

Normally, when it’s not cloudy, the sun looks too bright to be held as perfectly yellow, however, in a mild cloudy situation, it ideally looks yellow. Surprisingly, the sun is not at all yellow; if viewed from above the atmospheric strata of the earth, it looks perfect white (bright / lucent). It is, actually, the […]

Why Do Planets Circle the Sun?

Why Do Planets Circle the Sun?

The answer to the above titled question resides in acknowledging the fact the powerful gravitational force, a fundamental universal force, exerted by the sun keeps all the plants in their respective orbits. This ushers into further questioning in that why don’t these moving objects collapse into the sun head on and the entire universe annihilate […]

Why We Have Day and Night?

Why We Have Day and Night?

From the beginning, human being has been wondering over the interchanging arrangement of day and night. A number of questions arise in mind, why there is day and night. We experience day and night because the earth continuously spins around its axis, an imaginary line passing through the North and the South Pole of the […]

Why There is no Life on Moon?

Why There is no Life on Moon?

Our earth has only one natural satellite, the moon that revolves around it. A frequently asked question, “why there is no life on the moon”, leads us to answers that are considered inadequate because they pose further questions on us that we are presently unable to answer: Life on earth appeared from out of water; […]

Why Plants Need Water?

Why Plants Need Water?

Water is indispensable for living organisms including plants. Following is an account highlighting the key areas of significance of water in plant life vis-à-vis pattern of navigation in plant body: Solvent Minerals from the soil in solid (particle) form can not be transported to aerial parts of a plant without the assistance of a fluid […]