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Humans and the Things They Do

This page contains answers to questions that have to do with human life. They explore human biology, science professions, science projects and much more! Click on a topic to see our "Quickie" questions archive or scroll down for more in-depth answers.

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In-depth questions and answers

1)"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."...planned or spontaneous?
2)What things can students do as homework science projects?
3)Do you think that in another century the human race will be able to travel to Pluto?
4)What does it take to become an astronaut?
5)Who will be the first person on Mars?
5)Does the millennium actually begin on January 1, 2000, or on January 1, 2001?
6)What would life be like if humans lived on Mars?
7)Do different parts of the body demonstrate different degrees of two-point discrimination?
8)Are there any places that you can become weightless other than space?
9)What do you know about the 'Star of Bethlehem' that was mentioned in the New Testament of the Holy Bible?
10)If I wanted to become an astronomer, how would I go about doing that?
11)Why haven't we sent a manned mission to Mars?
12) How do Astronauts Live in Space?


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