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How many licks does it take to get to the center of a lollipop?

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a lollipop? It’s not just generations of children who’ve pondered that question. Mathematicians at New York University’s Applied Mathematics Lab are searching for an answer by studying fluid dynamics to determine just how lollipops dissolve.

SciTech Now Episode 213

Scientists attempt to answer the question, “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a lollipop?”; filmmaker and producer Emily Driscoll discusses the science behind the lollipop mystery; climate scientist Ken Caldeira talks climate intervention strategies; and one school in Tampa is using technology to facilitate classroom learning.