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March 31, 2014

 

A prairie dog at the zoo

Bubonic Plague Still Alive And Well

Think the black plague was a disease the disappeared centuries ago? Think again.

June 10, 2011

 

Arctic Hare

Arctic Forests Creating More Trees

Tree lines are on the move. Learn how moving tree lines impact animals and other plants.

September 23, 2009

 

Two blackcap birds pirching on a tree branch.

Blackcaps Change Their Migration Patterns…But Why?

Unlike their ancestors, current birds of Britain aren't flying south for the winter. How are they surviving the colder months?

July 27, 2009

 

Large Cornfield with Trees

Plants Against Global Warming

Scientists have used computer models to show that planting crops with waxier leaves could help to reflect more sunlight and reduce global warming.

August 22, 2007

 

Beach in afternoon

Global Sunscreen

Interested in a stock tip? Invest in companies that make sunscreen. Why? Because atmospheric aerosol levels are decreasing.

January 12, 2006

 

stained_glass

A Long Wait

You might have heard the old adage that glass is a liquid. Is this true?

July 7, 2005

 

Earth on the Move

Hundreds of millions of years ago the continents were joined together in a super-continent that scientists call Pangaea. It means “all lands” in Greek. It stretched all the way from the North to the South Pole, but that’s not the way the earth looks now, obviously. What happened? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 2, 2005

 

Spelt

Have you ever come across spelt in the grocery store? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 27, 2005

 

Ashes, Ashes

According to some historians, "Ring Around the Rosy" is a song about the plague that wiped out nearly half the population of Europe during the Middle Ages.

September 27, 2003

 

Bonnie Over the Ocean?

The song says that Bonnie lies over the ocean, but it also says that she lies over the sea. Based on these lyrics, where is Bonnie? In the song, the words “ocean” and “sea” are used interchangeably to mean any large body of salty water.

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