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Soda Bottle Explodes Like a Bomb

No, this is not a story about kids setting off a 2-liter soda bottle bomb or a mad scientist brewing up an explosive mixture in his garage. This is the story about a senior citizen living in Windsor, Colorado who awoke to the sounds of a loud…
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Back from the Ellen Show… She Did It!

Watch Steve's Science Demos on Ellen Ellen hit a science home run! She whipped off the tablecloth, smashed the veggies and popped the pumpkins like a pro. We just returned from the Ellen Show studios in Burbank, California, and I couldn't…
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Glowing Pumpkins - Martha Combines Arts & Crafts with Science

Hats off to Martha Stewart for job well done on her glow-in-the-dark pumpkins (okay, she called them funkins featured on October 26, 2007, on her television show. Our Media Product Coordinator, Brian Firooz, worked with the segment producer…
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More Spangler Science on the Ellen Show

I'm honored to have been asked back as a return guest on the Ellen Show on November 1, 2007 for some more science. I received the phone call yesterday from the producer who asked, "I think Ellen would really enjoy that exploding pumpkin demo…
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Glowing Pumpkins for Martha Stewart

Move over all of you TV science guys... there's a new science person hitting the airwaves (even if it's just for a day). A producer from the Martha Stewart Television Show called to let us know that Martha (Ms. Stewart?) likes one of our science…
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Eat a Taco and Learn Some Science

That's exactly what will happen when you visit your local Del Taco. We’re excited to announce the release of four science toys that we wrote for Del Taco as part of their Kid Loco Meals. The four toys are called Loco 2 Liter Learning because…
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Ellen is Wild About Science!

VIDEO: Watch Steve on the Ellen Show Experiments Steve did on Ellen - Elephant's Toothpaste | Smoke Rings | Anti-Helium Let's just say it's all kind of a blur... three experiments, lots of laughs and an invitation to come back. I…
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Preparing for Ellen… What to do?

I've read through all of your suggestions and I agree that Smoke Rings are a must. But I just don't know about the other three science experiments. Elephant's Toothpaste has been suggested and the Disappearing Ink demo using a fire extinguisher…
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Ellen DeGeneres Wants Giant Smoke Rings!

It's official... I'm flying out to be a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show next week. Back in April of 2006 when a producer on the show originally contacted our office, I asked for your suggestions on experiments to do with Ellen. Lots of people…
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A Look Inside Our Lab on Modern Marvels

The crew from Modern Marvels on the History Channel visited our science lab back in July to play with some really cold science experiments. In other words, the liquid nitrogen was flowing and the onions were exploding! Mark your calendars……