NEWTON has supported over 20,000 questions since its
inception in 1991. The archives
containing all of the Ask A Scientist questions and answers postings
from 1991 to 2005 can be found within this web site.
Users do not have to be a member of NEWTON to utilize this service, however,
this service is intended for K-12 teachers and students.
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that are not going to be easily found on the web or
within common references!
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and can be found in our archives.
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Update: June 2012