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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.

January 30, 2014

 

The underside of a commercial airliner taking off at sunset

Why Airliners Don’t Provide Emergency Parachutes

There are emergency exits, emergency slides, emergency air masks and emergency flotation devices. Why not parachutes too?

September 30, 2013

 

sunrise above the water

Sunrise Or Sunset: How Do You Tell?

When looking at a picture of the sun, how could you tell whether or not it's rising or setting?

May 16, 2013

 

Mount Everest across landscape

Air Pressure On Everest

Planning on climbing Mount Everest? You might want to plan to be gasping for air. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 5, 2013

 

footprint on the moon's surface

Why Don’t Marks On The Surface Of The Moon Disappear?

When Neil Armstrong took his "one small step", the impression he made was lasting.

August 1, 2012

 

day and night of a street photographed

Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

June 4, 2012

 

two draft horses pulling

Magdeburg

If you can't name a politician who was also an active scientist, that doesn't mean they haven't been out there.

May 24, 2012

 

the sun on a day when the sky in blue

Particle Discovered Which Could Cool The Planet

Scientists in England and the United States have made a breakthrough in understanding the relationship between clouds and climate.

March 28, 2012

 

child underwater holding breath

How Much Breathable Oxygen Gas Is There In The Atmosphere?

I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?

March 12, 2012

 

Fossil shells

Scientists Use Ancient Shells To Learn About The Past

If you needed to know what the weather was like in Singapore tens of millions of years ago, you'd have to consult a different source.

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