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Posts tagged decay

September 11, 2013

 

a collection of bananas, some with brown spots

When Good Bananas Go Bad

Have you ever wonder why bananas seem to go bad so quickly?

May 18, 2010

 

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Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen And Slow Burning

You've probably seen things decay before. How does the process work?

September 22, 2005

 

Slow, Smokeless Burning

Robert Frost once wrote a poem about coming across an old woodpile in the forest. In describing it he refers to the “slow, smokeless burning of decay.” What a great line of poetry. Neat part about it is, it’s also technically correct. Decay is an extremely slow burning process. Or, you could say, fire is an extremely fast decaying process. In either case, what you have is the combination of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 12, 2004

 

Woodpeckers and Fungus

What came first? The woodpecker or the fungus? Find out on this Moment of Science.

August 3, 2004

 

Forensics

Ever wonder how forensic scientists determine how long a corpse has been dead? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Death-defying Turtles

It turns out that in reality turtles are also winners in the marathon race of life. "Death-defying Turtles" on this Moment of Science.

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