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December 26, 2007

 

Baked coconut cream pie

Custard Soup: The Science Behind Failed Custard Pies

If you've ever made a cream pie and it turned into a soupy disaster overnight, then you know about this common frustration.

July 17, 2007

 

Close up of giant water bug

Fasting Fathers

As part of the mating process, female giant water bugs latch onto male water bugs and cement as many as one hundred and fifty eggs to his back, then leaves.

July 14, 2005

 

How Does a Cowbird Know It’s a Cowbird?

Brown-headed cowbirds are robin-sized black birds whose range covers most of North America. From a people’s point of view cowbirds are what we might call deadbeat parents. Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species, and the cowbird nestlings are raised by the foster parents. Since the cowbirds spend their formative months with birds of an entirely different species which has separate habits, songs, etc., how does a cowbird know it’s a cowbird? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Humming Fish

Have you heard of humming fish? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 24, 2005

 

Bald Eagles on the Rise

Bald eagles are not longer an endangered species. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 17, 2005

 

Safe Sex for Moths

Certain species of male moths use toxins to protect themselves during sex. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 2, 2004

 

Fried Candy Bars

Learn about the magic of making fried candy bars, on this Moment of Science.

November 23, 2004

 

Single Fish Female Seeks Good Father

If you're a single parent, could the parental qualities you present attract a mate? It may not work for humans, but some fish find this scenario very effective.

November 23, 2004

 

Walking on Penguin Eggshells

For penguins, laying eggs can be one dangerous job. Learn more 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.

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