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Dog Mouth Vs. Human Mouth

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July 22, 2014

 

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Why Does a Warm Caress Feel Good?

For most of us, a gentle touch from another human being every now and then is a nice thing. Could this be due to a special sensory receptor in our skin?

July 21, 2014

 

Lightning lights up the night sky

Can Lightning Strike You In The Shower?

When it comes to thunderstorms, you may not be as safe as you think.

July 18, 2014

 

A person in bed reaches for an alarm clock.

The Golden Snooze?

It is clear that sufficient sleep and health go hand-in-hand. But is it possible to get too much sleep?

July 17, 2014

 

Helium balloons that have floated to the ceiling

Bang!

Bursting balloons make a lot of noise. How can something so simple be so loud?

July 16, 2014

 

A terraced green tea field

Drink Tea To Ward Off Cancer?

In this Moment of Science, we discuss the possible anticancer benefits of drinking green tea.

July 15, 2014

 

An abandoned oil refinery

Linking Chemicals To Brain Disorders

While clear causal links remain elusive, there is mounting evidence that some industrial chemicals may be hurting our brains.

July 14, 2014

 

A Mechanical Leech?

There aren't too many of us who think leeches are cool--but they are still used in medicine, and now there is even a mechanical leech.

July 11, 2014

 

A human ear

Those Who Don’t Like Music

As it turns out, not everyone loves music. How is this possible?

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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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Make Your Own Compass

Learn this old sailing trick and find your way back to shore!

 

needle floating in a plate of water

The Floating Needle

Here's a neat experiment you can try at home!

 

a journal with a latin palindrome and the words

Getting It Backwards

Why are letters reversed in a mirror? Try this experiment with pen and paper.

 

pink yo yo

What Makes A Yo-Yo Yo?

What Makes a Yo-Yo Yo?

 

water droplet

An Easy Way To Teach Your Kids About Displacement

Why does a sheet of tin foil float but a ball of tin foil sink?

 

The Empire State Building in New York, New York

Which Hits The Ground First: A Golf Ball Or A Bowling Ball?

Yes, the classic physics question is visited again. A Moment of Science learns about mass and gravity.

 

skateboarding man

What Is Forward Momentum?

It's time again for the Moment of Science Physics Quiz!

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