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Archive for January 2010

January 1, 2010

 

Plastic shopping bags.

What Actually Happens When Recycling Plastics?

Ever wonder what actually happens when recycling plastics? Learn about the process on this Moment of Science.

January 5, 2010

 

A strand of DNA.

The 3D Genome… Unraveling DNA

If you could unravel DNA from a single cell, it would be about six feet long! So how exactly does it fit inside the nucleus? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 6, 2010

 

A close-up of a katydid.

The Siren Song of the Spotted Katydid

Learn how female katydids deceptively lure male cicadas to their death, on this Moment of Science.

January 7, 2010

 

Three shots of vodka

How Do Breathalyzers Work? And What Do They Measure?

Ever wonder how a breathalyzer test actually works? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 8, 2010

 

Tall, green forest trees.

Exploding Trees

A single lightening bolt carries a peak current that's ten thousand times what an average light bulb would use.

January 11, 2010

 

A lightning bolt.

Cars And Lightning

Ever wonder what would happen if lightning struck you car? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 12, 2010

 

College students walking around on a campus.

Multitasking Follies

Researchers at Stanford University came to a surprising conclusions after studying the concentration capabilities of habitual multi-taskers.

January 13, 2010

 

Rain pours down through the trees.

Getting Out Of The Rain

Have you ever found yourself caught out in a sudden rainstorm? What's the best way to get to shelter? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 14, 2010

 

A puppy lying down, asleep.

Why Dogs Turn In Circles Before Lying Down

Almost all domestic and wild dogs show this behavior as they prepare to curl up and lie down, but there have been almost no experiments to find out why.

January 15, 2010

 

Coffee being poured into a mug.

Coffee And Caffeine: How Caffeine Makes You Feel More Awake

Some people aren't able to function without a morning coffee. In this Moment of Science, we'll look at how caffeine in coffee makes you feel more awake.

January 18, 2010

 

A herd of Sheep.

Sheep With Personality

So how do scientists measure the success of an animal's success? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 19, 2010

 

A caterpillar dangling from a plant.

Blood Is Thicker Than Water

On this Moment of Science, we'll learn how the phrase "blood is thicker than water," applies to the natural world.

January 20, 2010

 

A power plant in the distance.

Alternative Energy? Bugs And Biofuel

Scientists may soon find another replacement for gas made from oil. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 21, 2010

 

A colorful fun house of lights.

How To Lower Your Electricity Bill

Scared to even look at your electricity bill? Learn how to cut costs on this Moment of Science.

January 22, 2010

 

Bloody finger.

The Royal Plague

Being King isn't all it's cracked up to be. Learn about the "royal disease" that haunts the descendants of Queen Victoria.

January 25, 2010

 

A baseball in a glove.

Playing Baseball And Learning To Catch

Ever wonder how baseball players react in time to catch a line drive traveling ninety miles an hour? Find out how they do it on this Moment of Science.

January 26, 2010

 

A bussel of purple grapes.

Grapes Give Up Their Secrets

Learn about the science of grape "breeding" on this Moment of Science.

January 27, 2010

 

horse hoofs

The Case of the Clever Horse

Do you know the story of Mr. von Osten and his clever horse?

January 28, 2010

 

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What Beer Does To Your Brain

What exactly happens to your body after you have a glass of beer?

January 29, 2010

 

Glass of Water

The Secret Life Of Hiccups

Hiccup... Hiccup... Hiccup... Why does my body hiccup?

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