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April 22, 2010

 

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Heat Is A Measure Of Kinetic Energy

Heat was once thought to be a liquid. However, we know know that heat is a measure of kinetic energy.

October 28, 2009

 

Toco toucan

Big Bill Chill

Scientists are learning how the Toco toucan uses its oversized bill to cool down.

October 7, 2009

 

The Earth from outerspace.

A Brief History of the Early Earth

What is our earth's history? New research suggests that life on Earth has existed without interruption for longer than we thought.

July 22, 2009

 

A bowl of popcorn

Why Popcorn Pops And Other Grains Don’t

If the water inside a piece of popcorn is what makes it pop, why don't other grains pop as well? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 24, 2008

 

Flamingos standing on one leg

Cold Feet and Hot Wings

Most birds you see standing on only one leg are doing an impressive balancing act while tucking the second leg into their feathers. Why do they do that?

October 28, 2008

 

SKy over Pacific Ocean

Ocean Heat

Most of the excess heat trapped by greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide actually ends up in the oceans.

July 15, 2008

 

Tree under hot sun

Too Hot Or Just Right?

If our body temperature is in the nineties why do similar air temperatures feel too hot instead of just right? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 17, 2008

 

Using a Dime to create sparks

Flaming Steel

Strike the flint and steel together to make sparks, then use those sparks to start your flame. Learn more on this edition of Moment of Science.

April 21, 2008

 

Two-story tall greenhouse

Why Is a Hothouse Hot?

Touch the inside surface of a window on a cold day and you can see that glass is bad at keeping out cold. Why does glass work so well for building hothouses?

October 17, 2007

 

Island Landmass

Without Heat, We’re Sunk

According to one study, we should be thankful for Earth's inner heat, because without it, much of the United States would be underwater.

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