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June 12, 2009

 

Sunbathers on a dock next to Mediterranean Sea

Pump-faked By Sunburn

Have you ever been pump-faked by a sunburn? Learn about the skin and redness on this Moment of Science.

April 29, 2009

 

Magnified chloroplast cells

Solar-powered Sea Slugs

Chloroplasts should not be able to work once they are removed from algal cells because those cells contain proteins that control their operation.

April 28, 2009

 

Purple pipe organ sponges

Terminator Sponges

Learn about Terminator Sponges on this Moment of Science.

April 9, 2009

 

People running in marathon

Why Doesn’t Your Heart Get Tired?

Skeletal muscles are attached to bone structures and cannot stay long in a flexed position without depleting their energy reserves.

June 2, 2008

 

A woman laying in a pool having "mermaid hair."

Mermaid’s Hair and Cancer

Does having Mermaid hair, which means laying down in a pool and letting your hair float, have benefits for cancer patients? Listen to learn more.

April 22, 2008

 

Close up of salt grains

More Salt, Higher Blood Pressure

You may have heard that too much salt is bad for you. Have you ever really understood why though? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 12, 2008

 

Man On The Floor With Cyanide Apple In Hand

How Cyanide Kills

Learn how cyanide kills on this Moment of Science.

November 27, 2007

 

Steamed carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli

Color Changing Veggies

Have you ever wondered why steamed vegetables turn an even brighter green initially, but then will turn this dull green if you cook them too long?

June 26, 2007

 

Nano Technology At Work

Very, Very Small Oranges

You've heard about nanotechnology, or the science of building tiny, microscopic particles and machines sometimes no larger than a few atoms across right?

April 4, 2006

 

balsamic vinegar drops in oil

Bile and the Digestion of Fats

What is stomach bile and where does it come into your body's digestive process?

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