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Posts tagged chemicals

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

 

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

 

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.

September 27, 2003

 

An Alternative to Shaving?

The thing is that hair is a lot tougher than skin. So the same chemicals that destroy the hair can also cause serious skin irritation–and possibly even chemical burns–if left on too long.

September 27, 2003

 

Caterpillar vs. Plant

In the real world, some caterpillars and plants engage in a deadly struggle for survival. We’re talking full-scale battle, involving chemical weapons no less.

September 27, 2003

 

Mothballs

Thanks to clothes moths and their fabric devouring larvae, your expensive Scottish wool sweater may one day resemble Swiss cheese.

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