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March 21, 2006


a hirtella plant stem and leaves

Trap-building Ants

Many studies are done on ant behavior, but these amazing Amazonian ants are especially tricky.

September 29, 2005


I Run to Suck Your Blood

As you know, bats are the only flying mammals, and, as their bodies became increasingly specialized for flight over the course of evolution, most species lost the ability to walk. Only a couple of exceptions are known, including a species of bat that lives in New Zealand and the common vampire bat of South and Central America. While other bats can only shuffle, these bats use their wings as forelimbs, so they can walk around like any other four-legged animals. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 15, 2005


Fasten Your Seatbelt

Flying through turbulence in an airplane is usually something of a nuisance; when that fasten-your-seatbelts sign comes on, you know you’re in for a bumpy ride. Here, we’ll learn how airplanes use technology to avoid turbulence in the air ahead, and about systems that can help make flying a smoother, and safer, experience. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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.

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