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June 26, 2012

 

NASA photo of arctic ice

The Arctic Is Warming Up!

Did you know that the Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet?

June 25, 2012

 

three glasses of orange juice

Drinking Calories, Eating Calories

Does it matter whether your calories come from solid food or liquid? A calorie is a calorie right?

February 24, 2012

 

supernova in spiral

Get Ready For A New Type Of Supernova!

Supernovas explode with a bright burst of radiation, giving off as much energy in a few days as our sun will give off in its entire lifetime.

December 7, 2011

 

ocean waves

Why Don’t We Get Most Of Our Energy From Ocean Waves?

Ocean waves pack so much power, in fact, that if we were able to harness all that wave energy, we'd have more than enough power to get rid of fossil fuels.

December 1, 2011

 

bee_flower

Landing Strips For Bees

Flowers broadcast their hidden treasure with bright colors, sweet scents and beautiful markings. However, flowers' markings are more than cosmetic...

September 13, 2011

 

bird on a wire

Why Aren’t Bird Electrocuted When They Perch On Power Lines?

Have you ever wondered why birds aren't electrocuted by the currents that flow through high-voltage power lines?

September 9, 2011

 

solar system model

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps on this Moment of Science.

September 1, 2011

 

open refrigerator

Heating Your Kitchen With Your Refrigerator

All the refrigerator does is move heat, or energy, from one place to another. As the food inside the refrigerator loses its heat and gets colder.

August 29, 2011

 

horseback riding near the sun

How Do You Store Energy From Wind Or The Sun?

Renewable energy sources are cleaner and more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels. But you can't store wind or sun like you can oil or coal. Or can you?

August 19, 2011

 

molten rock

What Is An Enhanced Geothermal System?

We need cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy, right?

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