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February 26, 2014

 

A group of bighorn sheep stand in the snowy mountains

Banging Heads!

While we humans get concussions pretty easily, bighorn sheep slam their heads into each other all the time without ill affects. How is this possible?

February 14, 2014

 

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Humpty Dumpty Wasn’t A Cat

You may have seen a cat fall from a tree or high rooftop. Ever wonder how felines can survive such great falls?

October 16, 2013

 

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Voices On Tape

Have you ever noticed that when you hear your own voice on tape it doesn't sound like you?

March 21, 2013

 

space walking astronaut

Why Is Gravity Good For Us?

Anyone who spends an extended period of time in space faces serious medical problems due to the near total absence of gravity.

May 28, 2012

 

la brea tar pits tar bubble

Toxic Tar Balls And The Chumash People

Did toxic tar balls cause the health problems associated with the Chumash people?

September 2, 2010

 

Two skulls

Did Our Ancestors Practice Cannibalism?

Scientists have discovered million-year-old evidence that our ancestors may have been cannibals.

March 4, 2008

 

T-Rex Roaring

Pregnant Teenage Dinosaurs

Until very recently, humans tended to reproduce before reaching full adult maturity, as did the dinosaurs. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 27, 2006

 

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Bed Rest, Space Travel, and Bones

Astronauts and people on bed rest can experience gradual bone loss that increases their risk of fracturing a bone. Here's why.

December 1, 2005

 

Pained Ankle

Your step the wrong way off a curb and sprain your ankle…or is it a strain? A strain is when you badly stretch or tear a muscle. A sprain is when you stretch or tear ligaments, or part of a ligament. A Moment of Science.

May 3, 2005

 

Time Machine Adventures: The Pits

Are you familiar with the La Brea Tar Pits? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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