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April 23, 2014

 

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Antarctic Forests

It may be hard to believe, but Antarctica used to be home to forests.

April 22, 2014

 

A technician stands in front of six of the James Webb Telescope's gigantic mirrors.

Red Dwarf Stars And The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

As it turns out, life may not be limited to orbits around sun-like stars.

April 21, 2014

 

An astronaut floats in a space suit.

Going Up

On this edition of A Moment Of Science, we check out some of the atmosphere's many layers.

April 18, 2014

 

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Thicker Hair After Shaving?

After a clean shave, does your hair grow back thicker than the time before? Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 17, 2014

 

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Is Grilling Bad For You?

In the northern hemisphere, it's getting to be grilling season again. Before you get too excited, though, there are a few things you should know.

April 16, 2014

 

A coffee mug filled with roasted coffee beans

Scientists Create Coffee-Chomping Bacteria

Though you may think you love caffeine, you're no match for this custom-built E. coli strain.

April 15, 2014

 

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Breaking The World Record For Not Sleeping

How long do you think is the world record for going without sleep? (Hint: It's a really, really long time.)

April 14, 2014

 

A reddish horse with a flowing blonde mane stands in the snow

Warming And Mammalian Dwarfism

55 million years ago, as the Earth heated up, many mammal species got smaller. Could the same thing happen again with human-induced global climate change?

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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!

 

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The Floating Needle

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

 

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Getting It Backwards

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

 

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What Makes A Yo-Yo Yo?

What Makes a Yo-Yo Yo?

 

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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.

 

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What Is Forward Momentum?

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

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