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March 28, 2017

 

Coffee grounds on a light blue plate. An Aerial view.

Not Just Compost Anymore

Coffee grounds might already be making your garden incredible, soon they might be cleaning your ground water.

March 27, 2017

 

Two burrowing owls. They're sitting on the ground. One is looking to the right. The owl on the right is looking directly into the camera.

Wise Owls

On this A Moment of Science, we discuss some of the burrowing owl's wisest moves.

March 24, 2017

 

a up-close shot of a rose-ring parakeet's head

Speaking with Tongues

In 2004, a team of scientists from Indiana University, proved how necessary a parrot's tongue was in its ability to talk like humans.

March 23, 2017

 

A composite image of the mountains and rocks of Mars

Welcome To Mars

Learn about the technology needed to begin a Martian settlement.

March 22, 2017

 

Hyena cub lying down

A Hyena’s Sibling Rivalry

For spotted hyenas, sibling rivalry can often be a matter of life and death.

March 21, 2017

 

thermometer

Your Skin’s Thermometer

What are heat and cold receptors and how do they help regulate skin's temperature?

March 20, 2017

 

A couple embraces in front of a sunset. Because of the lighting, they appear only as shadows; dark figures juxtaposed against the red, orange, purple, and pink sky.

Choosing the Perfect Date Movie

While you might want to see that movie with the cool explosions, some scientists will tell you it's a terrible date movie.

March 17, 2017

 

hand-drawn sketch of a robot on a piece of paper

Soft Robots Shaped Like Octopi

Scientists are using soft materials such as rubber and liquids to build new robots.

March 16, 2017

 

Old mill engulfed in flames

What Is Fire?

Is fire a solid? A liquid? A gas? Or something else?

March 15, 2017

 

Two figs cut in half. There is a small indentation in each visible fig center. The figs' insides are magenta-pink with a white layer surrounding them.

Delicious Wasp Tombs

Figs seem simple, but they're much more complicated than they appear.

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