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May 27, 2014

 

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Why Moths Fly Toward Lights

Summer is nearly here. Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

May 1, 2014

 

A side view of a silver and black archer fish

The Archerfish: Nature’s Squirt Gun

Your old Super Soaker was pretty cool, but it didn't have precision like this.

March 26, 2014

 

A reindeer in walking in green grass

Reindeer Eyes

Researchers have found that depending on the season, the eyes of Arctic reindeer change from gold to blue.

February 7, 2014

 

Different colored laser beams intersect in the darkness

Real Lightsabers?

While science still has a long ways to go, new research gives us hope that we may be able to make a real lightsaber someday.

September 30, 2013

 

sunrise above the water

Sunrise Or Sunset: How Do You Tell?

When looking at a picture of the sun, how could you tell whether or not it's rising or setting?

August 22, 2013

 

hulk action figure

What Is Gamma Radiation?

Just what is gamma radiation, and can it really turn you into the Hulk?

January 8, 2013

 

man standing on a weight-measuring scale in black socks and khakis

How To Eat Less When Dining Out

According to one study, keeping your weight in check may also depend on where you eat.

October 25, 2012

 

lake vostok

Lake Vostok: The Latest Updates

Because of the tremendous pressure, over three times that of the normal atmosphere, the lake's water remains liquid at about twenty seven degrees.

September 26, 2012

 

lava lamp in shadow

The Physics Of A Lava Lamp

There are two ingredients inside a lava lamp: a watery liquid, and a waxy compound that collects at the bottom when the lamp is turned off.

September 18, 2012

 

whale tail in water

Do Whales Get Sunburnt?

Researchers have been studying the effects of UV rays on whales in the Gulf of California for over three years...

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