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Posts tagged chemicals

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

 

Nutrigenomics

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

 

Homocysteine

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

 

Chili or Mint

At the University of California , David Julius and his research team have been making some interesting discoveries involving tongue receptors and a substance contained in chili peppers. They found that this substance activates the same receptors that senses heat.

September 27, 2003

 

No Crying Over Split Onions

It’s commonly known than chopping onions will cause a person to cry. Well, you’re in luck if you frequently find yourself weeping over this smelly vegetable. Food scientists in Japan have figured out how to genetically engineer an onion that doesn’t make you cry when you chop it. Other scientists have tried to create tear […]

September 27, 2003

 

The Great Worm Odyssey

Ever wonder why worms stay burrowed in the ground until a rain finally comes? Find out on this 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.

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