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August 29, 2016

 

telescope

Is E.T. Hiding?

What if the aliens are hiding from us? Hiding a whole planet is easier than you think.

August 26, 2016

 

Black-Bellied Flycatcher

When To Copy Your Neighbors

Hint: only when they're successful.

August 25, 2016

 

Coal

Rare-Earth Metals from Coal

Ever heard of Yttrium? It's what's called a 'rare‑earth element', one of seventeen rare‑earth elements.

August 24, 2016

 

Hot, melted tar on blacktop

Baseball, Tar, and the Scientific Method

One of the fundamental ideas of scientific thinking can be summed up in the phrase: "Correlation does not imply causation." That can be very confusing.

August 23, 2016

 

Wild Turkey On The Grass

Females Prefer Long Snoods

Male humans try and attract potential mates by your pectorals, the stretch of your Ferrari, and the mass of your bank account, but Turkeys like long snoods...

August 19, 2016

 

drawing of a brain - sketched

Remembrance of Things Past for Babies

Most adults say their earliest memories are from around age 3. But what about children?

August 19, 2016

 

Comet Hale Bop

Is the Force of Gravity Increasing?

Is the force of gravity increasing? Find out on this Moment of Science.

August 18, 2016

 

dietcoke

How Do You Make A Diet-Coke Float?

Here is an at home experiment you can try! Learn about molecular density!

August 17, 2016

 

retro microwave oven

Metal in the Microwave

Microwave ovens are wonderful, revolutionary cooking devices. But there are some things that you cannot, or should not, do with microwaves.

August 16, 2016

 

Norewegian ULA class submarine at surface

Submarine

Ever wonder how submarines rise and sink so quickly? Find out on today's Moment of Science!

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