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April 9, 2014

 

Mt. Erebus steams against a blue sky

Antarctic Volcano?

According to geologists, there's something very hot going on under all that ice.

April 8, 2014

 

Close-up of bee hanging upside down from a flower

How Beetles Fool Bees

This feat of collective mimicry is a testament to just how clever evolution can be.

April 7, 2014

 

A generic nutrition label

Trans Fats Explained

They've gotten a bad wrap over the years, but what are trans fats exactly?

April 4, 2014

 

Photo of the International Space Station with Earth behind.

Sleeping In Space

Research has shown that people snore less in space. Could this have any ramifications has for us here on Earth?

April 3, 2014

 

An adult and juvenile elephant stand together on green grass

Disturbed Elephants

Evidence that elephants can be haunted by traumatic experiences for decades puts a darker spin on the old adage, "An elephant never forgets."

April 2, 2014

 

A wild turkey by the road

Timers Are Popping Up All Over

We solve yet another kitchen mystery on this A Moment Of Science.

April 1, 2014

 

A thermometer with blue fluid reads 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

March 31, 2014

 

A prairie dog at the zoo

Bubonic Plague Still Alive And Well

Think the black plague was a disease the disappeared centuries ago? Think again.

March 28, 2014

 

Close-up of green dates still on the tree

Extinct Isn’t Always Forever

Usually we think of extinction as the end of the line for members of the domain of life. Interestingly, though, there are exceptions.

March 27, 2014

 

T. rex bones in a museum

Mysteries Of Tyrannosaurus Rex

Pretty much everyone has heard of T. rex, but there's still a lot to learn about the king of the dinosaurs.

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