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Margaret Aprison

Margaret is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Telecommunications and a minor in Psychology. The daughter of two scientists, Margaret has been surrounded by the subject her entire life. She enjoys social media, writing, television, and, of course, science!

Recent posts by Margaret

October 10, 2012


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Smallpox, Cowpox, And The History Of The Diseases

Today's Moment of Science looks at the development of the even safer cowpox vaccination.

August 1, 2012


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Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

June 3, 2011


Young penguins pose for the camera

To Keep Warm, Penguins Do The Wave

By synchronizing movements and huddling with one another, Emperor penguins can stay warm in the coldest place on Earth.

May 31, 2011


Mask from Mexican City

Tunnel Found Under Temple Of The Snake In Mexico

For over 1,800 years, this tunnel has been sealed off from the world.

May 26, 2011


Man holding tissue to his nose

How Plant Communication And Your Allergies Are Related

Why does pollen from plants make your nose run? The answer involves protein and communication.

April 18, 2011


Green trees

20 Easy Ways To Conserve & Save The Environment

Check out our 20 tips to conserve! What tips would you add to the list?

April 5, 2011


lava lamps in the dark

Make Your Own Lava Lamp!

This easy-to-do experiment is a great way to learn about density.

March 29, 2011


children drinking milk out of the bottle

A New Treatment May Help Kids With Milk Allergies

Your child's days of milk allergies could be a thing of the past with the help of sensitization and a new drug.

March 22, 2011


arctic tern calling for it's mate

How Do Birds Migrate And Reach Their Destination Without A Map?

Can you imagine traveling 22,000 miles without a map? The Arctic Tern's migration is one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom.

March 17, 2011


child smiling

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Kids!

Your children can be a mystery. Here are some interesting things you may not have known about your young ones!

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