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September 4, 2013

 

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The Velcro® Chronicles

Ever wonder how Velcro works? Find out more on today's Moment of Science.

August 1, 2013

 

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What Is The Difference Between Hair And Fur?

The main difference between hair and fur is where it grows, not what it's made of.

June 7, 2013

 

A cat laying on a couch with its paw extended

Do Cats Sweat Or Pant When They Overheat?

When sweat evaporates, it cools the skin, and panting releases heat through the mouth. So how do cats keep from overheating if they don't seem to sweat or pant?

February 18, 2013

 

drawing of a man being shocked by electricity

Ben Franklin And A Very Furry Situation

Not many people remember that Franklin was an inventor . . . and a good one, too! He also did some pioneering work in physics.

June 13, 2012

 

two white dogs with brown spots

Why Does Spot Have Spots?

Have you ever wondered why some dogs have solid colored coats and some have spots? Find out why on this Moment of Science.

May 8, 2009

 

Polar bear family with cub

How Polar Bears Keep Their Cool

Thanks to its thick coat of fur, its tough hide, and a four inch layer of blubber, a polar bear is extremely well insulated.

June 11, 2007

 

cat with long white whiskers

Why Whiskers?

Sure your cat's whiskers are cute but do they serve a more practical purpose?

October 21, 2005

 

Why Cats Barf

Remember Bill the Cat? He was a cartoon cat who was forever barfing on the rug. Felix or Sylvester would never be caught dead doing such a thing. However, as any cat owner knows, throwing up is something cats actually do frequently. It can be somewhat distressing, especially if you have nice rugs. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 20, 2005

 

Bad Hair? Check Your Genes

There's a good chance that hair patterns are determined by our genes.

September 27, 2003

 

Why Do Cats Shed in Winter?

Changes in sunlight cause the cat’s brain to signal its hair follicles to respond appropriately. When there’s less sunlight, cats start growing short, fluffy secondary hairs whose job is to provide insulation. And when there’s more sunlight, cats start shedding.

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