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January 4, 2017

 

Twelve donuts of varying flavors (chocolate, pink frosting, non-frosted with jam, white frosting, maple/light-brown) in a white box.

Why Do We Love Junk Food?

People know intellectually that fast food is bad for them, so why do they still crave it?

August 12, 2016

 

Computer model of an estrogen receptor protein

Male Lactation: Fact or Fiction?

Male lactation: Fact of fiction? That's the question on today's Moment of Science.

November 26, 2015

 

luminol splatter

A Moment of Crime

Investigators shine a light on crime scenes mysteries with the help of luminol—a luminescent chemical that reacts with blood.

November 11, 2015

 

birds migrating

Digestion and Migration

During migration, birds' digestive system partially shuts down to conserve energy for flight.

August 18, 2015

 

 Athletic Feet of Runner Positioned at Starting Block

All Muscles Are Not Created Equal      

Running speed and strength depends on the type of muscular tissue one is born with.

June 15, 2015

 

vintage sci-fi book cover featuring space battle

Why Aliens Won’t Eat Us

If they exist, aliens give short shrift to humans as a food source.

November 15, 2014

 

climate change on/off switch

The Science Behind the China–U.S. Climate Pact

How will China and the U.S. reach their new goals for emissions reductions?

September 16, 2014

 

a up-close shot of a rose-ring parakeet's head

Girls Love a Guy With Shine

Male parrots' fluorescent feathers set all the girls' hearts a flutter.

September 10, 2014

 

A researcher holds a bulk compound semi-conductor synthesized for photovoltaic devices.

Tin Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar energy may be sustainable, but it's not efficient. Scientists trade silicon for perovskite to give solar cells a boost.

August 7, 2014

 

A cart full of tennis balls on a tennis ball court

Bouncing Balls

The more inflated a ball is, the less energy it coverts to heat, and the more energy it has to bounce.

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