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June 24, 2009


Oil shale deposit

Oil and Water

Is there more oil in the Western part of the U.S. and Canada than in Saudia Arabia? Find out on this Moment of Science.

June 9, 2009


Astronaut floating in space

Worms in Space

Why do we send worms into space? Find out on this Moment of Science.

May 8, 2009


Polar bear family with cub

How Polar Bears Keep Their Cool

Thanks to its thick coat of fur, its tough hide, and a four inch layer of blubber, a polar bear is extremely well insulated.

April 28, 2009


Purple pipe organ sponges

Terminator Sponges

Learn about Terminator Sponges on this Moment of Science.

March 17, 2009


Bear cub hugging mother

Natal Dispersal: When Kids Leave Home

Scientists think there are a number of reasons why young animals leave home. By doing so, they avoid competing with their relatives for resources.

September 17, 2008



Food Caching

Learn about the many animals that have mastered food caching!

January 29, 2008


Fringe-Toed Lizard in the Sand

Lizards that Absorb Water Rather Than Drinking It

While some animals developed ways to extract water from their food, the desert dwelling lizards don’t drink water at all; they absorb it through their skin.

September 17, 2007


Underwater walrus at zoo

Play with Your Food

Imagine getting a shot everyday that gave you all the nutrients you need for the day so that you no longer need to eat. Would you still have the desire to chew?

November 30, 2006


a squirrel resting on a colorful blanket

Wildlife Rescue

Rushing to the aid of a cute baby animal is hard to resist, but be careful and follow the proper procedure.

September 5, 2006


an ape looks away and scratches his chin as if he is concentrating

Apes Can Plan Ahead

They may not use wall calenders, but apes too have their ways of planning ahead.

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