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October 4, 2013

 

A used paper towel roll

How Do Paper Towels Absorb Water?

You've seen TV ads lauding the slurping powers of paper towels; while we won't make any exorbitant claims about them, we're going to discuss how they work.

August 30, 2013

 

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park May Hold Answers To Evolution

The discovery of a strange virus living in a hot, acidic lake may hold the answer to the evolution of DNA as today's most common genetic molecule.

March 25, 2013

 

Electron microscope image of the bacteria (bordetella pertussis) responsible for pertussis (whooping cough).

Bacteria Portrait Sessions

A team of chemists and microbiologists has put a new spin on a type of photography: a small‑scale spin, to be precise. They photograph bacteria!

November 17, 2011

 

vampire bat on white background

How Do Vampire Bats Use Their Noses To Detect Prey?

They prowl in the dark, soar through starlit skies... they are vampire bats and they're looking for blood!

July 14, 2011

 

colorfully wrapped soaps

The Surprising Chemical Structure Of Soap

Soap has been used for cleaning for many years, but it wasn't until modern chemists began to understand its structure that anyone knew how soap worked.

April 23, 2009

 

Magnified e. coli toxin

Molecular Toxin Removal

There could be a molecular solution to treating cholera---a disease that affects millions of people around the world.

March 31, 2005

 

Soup’s Ready!

Why does blowing on hot soup help to cool it off? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 17, 2003

 

DNA Dirt

How do biologist find DNA from organism that lived thousands of years ago? Find out on this Moment of Science: "DNA Dirt".

September 27, 2003

 

Growing Plants Indoors

Having trouble keeping your indoor plants alive? Well you may not have the right type of plant that is suitable for indoor life. If you don’t have much light in your home or office, the best kind of plant is one that comes from a habitat where there isn’t much sunlight, and where temperatures are high and pretty constant throughout the year.

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