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June 30, 2005

 

Gunk in the Eye

Have you ever woken up to something gooey in the corners of your eyes? Why do we get eye crust when we’re asleep but not when we’re awake? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 23, 2004

 

Frozen Smoke

What's as light as smoke but strong as a brick? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Fruit Flies Sleep

Ever wonder if fruit flies sleep? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Spider: Predator or Prey?

A female wasp stings a spider in her own web, temporarily paralyzing her. Then the wasp lays an egg on the spider’s abdomen. The paralysis wears off, and the spider gets up and goes about her business as usual.

September 27, 2003

 

Agent Orange

This discovery led many scientists to believe that the dioxin content of Agent Orange was responsible for serious diseases suffered by Vietnam Veterans and the Vietnamese people.

September 27, 2003

 

Bitumen

A natural by-product of the distillation of crude oil, bitumen is a thick, gooey substance usually black or dark brown in color.

September 27, 2003

 

Depo-provera

Depo-provera is the brand name of a method of birth control that consists mostly of a hormone much like progesterone, a hormone that works with estrogen to regulate the menstrual cycle.

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