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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!

August 15, 2016

 

a spider in the trees weaving a web

Where Are The Giant Spiders?

Insects don't have internal bones the way people do: their hard supporting structures are all on the outside, and need to be rebuilt as the insect grows.

August 12, 2016

 

Computer model of an estrogen receptor protein

Male Lactation: Fact or Fiction?

Male lactation: Fact of fiction? That's the question on today's Moment of Science.

August 10, 2016

 

an image of a solar flare

Could Our Sun Turn Deadly?

It may sound far-fetched, but humanity faces a major potential danger: someday, there might be a gigantic explosion on the sun.

August 9, 2016

 

Four fingers, wrinkled from water immersion

Growing Skin, in the Lab

Compared to other organs, skin may seem kind of simple and boring. But it's actually pretty complex.

August 8, 2016

 

suitcases made of ivory

Packing For The Desert

If you are packing for a trip to the desert, would it be better to pack light or dark clothes?

August 5, 2016

 

A Goose looking down in the grass showing his teeth

Bird Teeth

Do birds have teeth? Not anymore, but they once did, when they were more similar to dinosaurs.

August 3, 2016

 

Chicken noodle soup in a white bowl

Soup’s Ready!

Why does blowing on hot soup help to cool it off? The answer is evaporation.

August 2, 2016

 

microscope image of telomere caps

Living Past 100

Wouldn't you like to live past 100 years old? Science has helped improve our lifespan over the last century, but what about the future?

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