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Archive for January 2008

January 1, 2008

 

Raffaello Hit By Rogue Wave

Rogue Waves

For centuries mariners have told stories of ships sunk by huge isolated ocean waves, often in perfectly clear weather.

January 1, 2008

 

Ultrasound Machine and Bed

Ultrasound Science

Did you ever take a magnifying glass outside and burn dry grass or paper? Scientists are working on ways to use ultrasound to do the same thing inside the body.

January 1, 2008

 

Oregon Trail Oil Painting

Changing Oil Paintings

The shift is gradual once the artist finishes, taking decades, or even centuries, but eventually colors fade, darken, or become more transparent over time.

January 2, 2008

 

Superb Fairy-Wren on a Tree Branch

Bird Nannies

You might hire a nanny to take care of your kids while your out, but did you know that some animals do too?

January 9, 2008

 

Black Lab Mice in Cage

Lab Mice

Did you know that the standard lab mouse these days is black, with a nice glossy coat?

January 10, 2008

 

Cockroach Crawling on Floor

As Smart As A Cockroach

We've all heard of Pavlov's dogs, but have you heard of Mizunami's cockroaches?

January 10, 2008

 

Alphabet Letters on a Fridge

Alphabetic Memory

Quiz: What comes before P in the alphabet? Unless you are particularly good at remembering sequences, you probably sang yourself a little song, but why?

January 10, 2008

 

Cords Connected to Boys Head

The Split Brain Patient

Learn about split brain patients on this Moment of Science.

January 10, 2008

 

Visual Picture of Boys Head and Brain

The Split Brain Phenomenom

Learn about the split brain phenomenon on this Moment of Science.

January 15, 2008

 

Girl with Guilty Face

Why Feel Guilty?

We've all felt guilty at some point it seems, but have you ever stopped to wonder why we feel this emotion? What role does guilt serve?

January 23, 2008

 

Wave-machine Model of Clay

Wave Power

You've heard of solar power and wind power as sources of alternative energy, but have you heard of wave power?

January 23, 2008

 

Full Skeleton Laying Down

Skeletons, They’re Not Just for Structure Anymore

Bones are not just for structural support, but are also dynamic organs, containing active living cells and with blood vessels and nerves running through them.

January 29, 2008

 

Grandparents Sitting and Smiling

The Sunny Side of Aging

Learn about the sunny side of aging, on this Moment of Science.

January 29, 2008

 

Meerkat Mob on the Move

Meerkat Mobbing

If you have ever witnessed a group of smaller animals ward off a larger prey animal, you've seen an interesting animal behavior called "mobbing."

January 29, 2008

 

Fringe-Toed Lizard in the Sand

Lizards that Absorb Water Rather Than Drinking It

While some animals developed ways to extract water from their food, the desert dwelling lizards don’t drink water at all; they absorb it through their skin.

January 30, 2008

 

Unhappy Woman in Thought

Stereotype Threat

Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you?

January 30, 2008

 

Jacky Dragon Lizard on a Rock

Dragon Pushups

Think you are pretty good at push-ups? Well, meet the Jacky Dragon.

January 30, 2008

 

Inflatable Clown Bouncing Back Up After Being Hit

Why You Can’t Knock Down a Clown

Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, right back up.

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