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Rare-Earth Metals from Coal

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August 17, 2016

 

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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

 

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Submarine

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

August 15, 2016

 

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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

 

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Male Lactation: Fact or Fiction?

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

August 10, 2016

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Bird Teeth

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

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Wild Science: Timber Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes are an important component of our ecosystem, but are also potentially dangerous to humans.

 

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Wild Science: Opossums

They may look gross and scary, but that's just them playing "opossum." We visit Wildcare Inc., to find out more about the "garbage collector of the forest."

 

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American Columbo

The American Columbo plant doesn't flower until close to its 30th birthday, and then it promptly gives up the ghost.

 

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Wild Science: Poison Ivy

Poison ivy can quickly turn your relaxing nature hike into a painfully itchy affair! Learn more about this toxic plant and how to steer clear of its path.

 

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Wild Science: American Crow

Crows are uncommonly intelligent. On this episode of Wild Science, we visit Wildcare Inc. to see all of what these brainy birds can do!

 

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Dog Mouth Vs. Human Mouth

Some people believe that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. While this may be true, which mouth is more dangerous to people?

 

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The Trick Inside A Trick Candle

No sooner are they blown out, then they re-light and can be blown out again. How can a candle light itself?

 

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Exploding Water

Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.

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