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December 3, 2009

 

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Flash Points

What are flash points and at what temperature do they occur?

August 20, 2009

 

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Self-healing Concrete?

Have you ever been driving down a pothole filled street, thinking, "I wish the city, someone, anyone would fix the roads!"

May 19, 2009

 

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Recess and Better Behavior

Does a recess really help people learn? Find out in today's A Moment of Science.

June 11, 2006

 

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Madly in Love

Have you ever been in love? Then you might be a little crazy according to scientists.

May 29, 2006

 

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The Case of the Flying Manhole Cover

Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...

May 8, 2006

 

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Why You Can’t Bleach Sheep

Why is it okay to bleach cotton cloth, but not wool?

January 25, 2006

 

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Can You Taste the Chemicals?

It sounds fanciful, but Wonka's gum flavored as food is far from impossible if you have the help of a skilled flavorist.

August 4, 2005

 

Giving Your Clothes a Lube Job

Throw your laundry into the dryer without a dryer sheet, and it comes out a rumpled, static-y mess. Toss one in and the results are much better. How can adding this flimsy sheet change the way all your clothes come out of the dryer? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 3, 2005

 

The Jalapeno Blues

How can something that’s not hot in temperature produce the same reactions as something that is hot? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Smelling in Stereo

Why do snakes have forked tongues and why do they flick them? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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