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July 8, 2014

 

The martian horizon as seen from orbit around the red planet

What We Can Learn From Martian Meteorites

Over the years, scientists have found many meteorites they believe came to Earth from Mars. These bits of debris have many interesting things to say.

July 7, 2014

 

A field of large cobble stones fills the frame.

Kidney Stones: A World Of Pain

On this episode, we'll journey into the kidneys to find out what makes kidney stones hurt so much.

July 4, 2014

 

A yellow

How Seatbelts Work

Everyone knows seatbelts save lives. But do you know how they work?

July 3, 2014

 

An ant on a purple flower

Ants And Antibiotics

Humans aren't the only creatures to exploit the anti-fungal properties of some bacteria.

July 2, 2014

 

A cluster of mailboxes

The Chain Letter’s Exponential Growth

If people actually followed the instructions on chain letters they received, it wouldn't be long before everyone in the world had a letter in their mailbox.

July 1, 2014

 

A black and white photo of a pig with it's arms resting on the top of a fence

What’s Up With Pigs And Mud?

Have you ever wondered why pigs like to roll around in the mud? We'll solve the mystery for you on this A Moment Of Science.

June 30, 2014

 

An empty, straight road

Have You Heard Of Bitumen?

You might not know it, but you very likely use bitumen every day.

June 27, 2014

 

Several scallop shells lined up on a beach

Eyes With Mirrors

In the animal kingdom, not all eyes are created equal.

June 26, 2014

 

Microscope image of a phytoplankton

Phytoplankton, The Ocean’s Carbon-Grubbing Skin

Plankton aren't just the foundation of the ocean's food chain; they're also really important for getting carbon dioxide out of the air.

June 25, 2014

 

A satellite view of Europa's icy surface

The Ocean Of Europa

Could the frigid waters of Jupiter's moon Europa host alien life?

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