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June 30, 2005

 

Flying the Jet Stream

Flying west to east is faster than flying east to west, but why? 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.

December 11, 2003

 

What’s a Fly Doing in Antarctica?

What's a fly doing in Antarctica? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 21, 2003

 

Waving a Flag on the Moon

You might have seen pictures of the American flag waving on the moon. Did that occur to you as being kind of odd? How did they get it to "wave."

October 30, 2003

 

Can You Choke a Fly?

Can you choke a fly? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 23, 2003

 

How Birds Breathe

Flying is tougher than walking or running, right? So how come birds don't get winded and run out of breath?

September 27, 2003

 

A red-eyed fly

How High Do Flies Fly?

Ever wonder why flies aren't at altitudes where airliners fly? Well, maybe you haven't, but today we're going to discuss how high flies can fly.

September 27, 2003

 

Butterflies and Their Magnetic Compasses

Millions of monarch butterflies fly southwest from eastern Canada and the United States down to Mexico each autumn; then millions more fly back to the northeast in the spring.The one-way trip is as long as 2500 miles for some of these creatures.

September 27, 2003

 

The Venus Fly Trap

Carnivorous plants still rely on photosynthesis as their main source of energy. However, because they grow in areas where the soil lacks essential nutrients, they use the insects they capture as a source of nitrogen and other minerals.

September 27, 2003

 

Were Butterflies Created by Bats?

Scientists aren’t exactly sure how butterflies evolved this way, but evidence suggest that these ears might be evidence that bats created butterflies by driving moths into the daylight. The idea is that with the evolution of bat echolocation, moths had to find some way of avoiding the predator’s jaws.

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