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Posts tagged halloween

February 14, 2014

 

A tabby cat walking through a yard

Humpty Dumpty Wasn’t A Cat

You may have seen a cat fall from a tree or high rooftop. Ever wonder how felines can survive such great falls?

October 29, 2013

 

Scene from a shadow puppet play featuring scary flying creatures.

Monster Madness

Monster madness starts at the age of 3, when a child's imagination starts to run wild.

October 29, 2011

 

Dry ice sublimating from a glass with blue liquid

Get Your (Mad) Science On This Halloween!

Fill your weekend with family-friendly, Halloween-inspired science and math activities!

October 28, 2011

 

Sea Urchin

The Surreal World of Sea Urchins

French filmmaker, Jean Painlevé, ushers us into the disconcerting realm of echinoderms.

October 24, 2011

 

F-15

Pteromerhanophobia: When The Sky Attacks

There are some things the human body hasn't evolved to do. Supersonic ejection is one of them.

October 14, 2011

 

Harvest Moon rising from threes

The Science Of The Harvest Moon

Why is that autumn moon so bright? The Earth isn't receiving anymore light than usual, the timing is just different!

October 31, 2010

 

Halloween’s Creepy Creature Countdown

A Moment of Science is unmasking Halloween's most notorious creatures of the night.

October 29, 2010

 

Close up of the top half of a pumpkin

Pumpkin Skin May Prevent Germs

Could pumpkins help prevent infections and disease? A new study says, "Yes!"

October 28, 2010

 

Yard decorated with a giant glowing pumpkin for Halloween

How History Helped Shape Halloween

Why do we go door-to-door dressed up? Why do we create Jack O' Lanterns?

October 25, 2010

 

Spiders, Worms and ‘Dracula’ Fish!

OH MY! The top 10 new species list for 2009 is filled with spooky and bizarre creatures!

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