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May 2, 2013

 

Tree branches at night

Sleeping With Plants

Can sleeping in a room full of plants can be dangerous? A common myth states that, at night, plants compete with people for oxygen!

July 8, 2011

 

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Fun With Physics: Centrifugal Force And Inertia

Learn about what physicists call a "fictitious force", on this Moment of Science.

October 31, 2010

 

Halloween’s Creepy Creature Countdown

A Moment of Science is unmasking Halloween's most notorious creatures of the night.

May 3, 2005

 

Sugar High: Myth or Fact?

Contrary to popular belief, studies have shown that there’s little connection between eating sugar and hyperactivity. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 20, 2004

 

Pens in Space

Did NASA really spend a million dollars developing a ballpoint pen that writes in space? Find out the truth on this Moment of Science.

April 16, 2004

 

Wolverine–the Weasel Behind the Myth

Learn about the real wolverine on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Earwigs

Do earwigs really burrow into your ears while you're sleeping, only to later feast on your brain? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Stretching

As it turns out, all that so-called wisdom about stretching before and after your work out to prevent injury is just a myth.

September 27, 2003

 

Photographic Memory

Others are able to read through a page in a book and then recite the page from memory, or memorize hundreds of names and numbers from a telephone directory.

September 27, 2003

 

Chameleons

We all thought we knew why chameleons change color, but most of us were probably wrong. Chameleons on today’s Moment of Science.

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