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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.

May 24, 2004


Bombardier Beetle

Learn about one of Africa's most dangerous bug. "The Bombardier Beetle" on this Moment of Science.

February 10, 2004



What is nutrigenomics? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 16, 2004


Acid Rain

Learn about all the chemicals found in rainwater, on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003



It's time once again for the Moment of Science Word of the Day. This is where we define a cool science term. Today's word is Homocysteine.

September 27, 2003


Offensive Plants

Everyone knows that plants have some pretty good passive defense mechanisms. Learn about plants and their offensive strategies on A Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Anatomy of a Fever

When immune cells detect an infectious organism, they produce fever-making chemicals. These chemicals prompt the body to produce prostaglandins, which turn up the thermostat in the brain.

September 27, 2003


Side Effects of Love

When you first happen upon that special someone, you start to feel romantic, passionate, giddy and euphoric. These feelings aren’t purely psychological. If we were to take a blood sample, we’d discover high levels of certain chemicals in your blood.

September 27, 2003


Salmon and Riparian Vegetation

Learn about the love-relationship between salmon and riparian vegetation on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Sweet and Sour

After digestion, glucose travels throughout the body in the blood stream. It enters all of our cells with the help of a hormone called insulin: insulin picks up the glucose and carries it into each cell, like a groom carrying a bride over the threshold.

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