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July 10, 2009

 

Tsunami damage in Phuket, Thailand

What Causes Tidal Waves?

Tidal waves actually have nothing to do with tides, and nothing to do with ordinary ocean waves. Find out what causes them on this Moment of Science.

February 26, 2008

 

Cricket in the Grass

Chirpless Crickets

Whether you find chirping musical or annoying, males need it to attract female mates. Male crickets on the Hawaiian island Kauai, have a problem.

February 3, 2005

 

The Town That Fought A Volcano, And Won

On this Moment of Science, learn about the town that fought a volcano, and won!

March 2, 2004

 

Hawaii’s Next Volcano

Is Hawaii due for a new volcano? Learn about Hawaii's growing island on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Deadliest Waves

Ordinary ocean waves are caused by the action of wind, like ripples on a wind-blown pond. Even the impressive surf of the Pacific got its start as wind blowing across the open water. The height of such waves depends on how fast the wind is blowing, and how much open water the wind travels across.

September 27, 2003

 

The Earth’s Mantle

For some time now, scientists have understood that the earth’s crust is divided into plates that move about at the rate of a few inches a year. Over time, this movement will form mountain ranges and volcanoes. They have also known that the earth’s mantle, the layer between the earth’s crust and core, was the […]

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