Give Now

A Moment of Science

Posts tagged jaws

December 4, 2013

 

A giant alligator sculpture foregrounds a cityscape.

The Force of an Alligator’s Bite

Scientists measure alligators' deadly jaws. The results: Alligators' jaws are deadly!

April 24, 2009

 

Leaf cutter ant carrying leaf

Leafcutter Ants

Fungus may not sound too appetizing, but the white fluffy growths are much more nutritious than leaves. We use a similar process with cows.

January 30, 2009

 

Surfacing humpback whale

How Whales Fish

The humpback whale uses a special strategy to hunt fishy prey. Almost like human fishermen the whales use a fisher net built of air bubbles instead of rope.

February 20, 2007

 

jaws of a megadolon shark on display

Megalodon

Learn more about the ancestor of the Great White shark.

June 16, 2005

 

How Wise Are “Wisdom Teeth”?

As we all learned in health class, human beings have 32 teeth. Twenty-eight of them come in before puberty, but the last four teeth, our “third molars,” usually come in during our late teens or early 20′s, when we’re presumably older and wiser, hence their nickname, wisdom teeth. Lean more on this Moment of Science.

April 16, 2004

 

Wolverine–the Weasel Behind the Myth

Learn about the real wolverine on this Moment of Science.

December 29, 2003

 

Ferocious Fish

What's the most ferocious aquatic creature? The answer may surprise you. "Ferocious Fish" on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Small Talk

Although ants usually communicate through smell, they also use sound to send distress calls and warnings about danger. Since they don’t have ears, scientists believe that they sense sound vibrations in their knees.

September 27, 2003

 

The Force of an Alligator’s Bite

One of the difficulties in this research was getting the creatures to bite like they really meant it, despite the fact that the pole was clearly not edible.

September 27, 2003

 

Baby Teeth

The reigning theory is that infant jaws are too small to accommodate adult-sized teeth. Therefore smaller teeth are necessary until the jaw grows to its mature size.

Next Page »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from A Moment of Science:

Support for Indiana Public Media Comes From

About A Moment of Science

Search A Moment of Science