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July 17, 2014


Helium balloons that have floated to the ceiling


Bursting balloons make a lot of noise. How can something so simple be so loud?

March 21, 2013


space walking astronaut

Why Is Gravity Good For Us?

Anyone who spends an extended period of time in space faces serious medical problems due to the near total absence of gravity.

December 31, 2012


airplane in the blue sky

Why Do Changes In Air Pressure Cause Ear Pains?

Beware of that crying baby...

March 24, 2010



Otoliths, Ear Rocks, And The Epley Maneuver

Have you ever heard of the Epley Maneuver to help Otoliths?

March 19, 2010



Centripetal Force And Merry-Go-Rounds

Have you ever watched children on a merry-go-round and wondered why some children were dizzy and some weren't?

August 4, 2009


Girl Listening With Headphones

Hearing Loss, Slowly But Surely: How To Avoid Going Deaf

Your hearing may be fine now, but years down the road you'll be regretting ever listening to loud music.

December 12, 2007


Group of people on boat

How To Get Your Sea Legs

After being on a boat, when you lie down to sleep that night the bed seems to be rocking, up and down, just like the boat. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 2, 2007


Close up of ear

Your Ear’s Internal Amplifier

You probably imagine that your ears are rather passive, but they can play a surprisingly active role too. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 14, 2005


Otoacoustic Emissions

Have you heard the term otoacoustic emissions? They are the noises that your ears generate and emit. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 20, 2005


Old and Senseless

The sad truth about aging, on this Moment of Science.

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