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FlipFact of the Day: Glass, like gel and plastic, is neither solid nor liquid.

Glass falls under the category of amorphous solids, a state somewhere between solids and liquids. That’s because glass doesn’t have the long-range order (the pattern in which a material’s particles are arranged, repeated periodically across its entirety) that crystalline solids possess.

Read the science behind this FlipFact here: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-fiction-glass-liquid/

Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 6, 1885, Louis Pasteur successfully tested his rabies vaccine. Despite the fact that he was not a licensed physician, he administered it on a boy named Joseph Meister, who was bitten by a rabid dog. The vaccine worked, saving the boy from death (and Pasteur from lawsuits).

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  • https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-fiction-glass-liquid/

Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.