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May 28, 2015


European Green crab

Invasive Species and Parasites

Invasive species constitute the second biggest danger facing the world's biodiversity.

March 12, 2014


Assorted pills arranged on a blue cloth

How Does Prozac Work Anyway?

No doubt, you've heard of the anti-depressant Prozac. But do you know how it works? That's okay. Science is still trying to figure it out too.

May 4, 2009


Mosquito sucking blood

Mosquito Love Buzz

Is there any sound more annoying than the whine of a mosquito?

March 31, 2005


Genetic Poker

Inbreeding is the term used when animals mate with their relatives. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004


Vaccines Not Linked to Autism

Is there really a link between autism and vaccines? Find the truth, on this Moment of Science.

September 30, 2003


Can Bacteria Get Sick?

Can bacteria get sick? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003



Cancer Cells and Chemotherapy

Learn about how chemotherapy drugs work to fight cancer.

September 27, 2003


How Humans Are Like Rats

More importantly, rats and humans often suffer from the same diseases. That’s because humans and rats have the same basic physiology, similar organs, and similar body plans.

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


How Cells Get Around

This means that instead of staying in one place, the cancer cells migrate from their original site to other parts of the body.

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