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October 21, 2004

 

Dead Zones in the Ocean

Are there dead zones in the ocean? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 2, 2004

 

Carnivorous Bees

Where in the world are there bees that couldn't care less about flowers, but sure love to sink their mouths into dead animal carcasses?

December 2, 2003

 

Variety in Diet

A boring diet might be a way to loose weight? "Variety in Diet" on this Moment of Science.

October 30, 2003

 

How Many Calories are in Your Lunch?

Ever wonder how they determine how many calories are in food?

September 27, 2003

 

Bacteria that Fight Tooth Decay

Most tooth decay is caused by a strain of bacteria called Streptococcus mutans. It consumes sugar on the surface of the teeth and converts it into lactic acid, which is what eats away tooth enamel, causing decay.

September 27, 2003

 

Killing Mussel Pests with Radio Waves

We hear a lot about insect pests, but have you ever heard about the zebra mussel and what it can do to power plants? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Monoamniotic Twins

Fraternal is when two different eggs are fertilized by two separate sperm. And even though fraternal twins can look very much alike, on average they only share fifty percent of their genes, the same as any other siblings.

September 27, 2003

 

Genetically Modified Plants and Weeds

On this Moment of Science we talk about the complications of genetically modified plants and weeds.

September 27, 2003

 

Falling Leaves

Why can’t leaves change colors, stay on their trees, and change back to green again when spring comes?

September 27, 2003

 

Birds of a Feather

The answer is diet. Those species with the most elaborate plumage also have the most diverse and reliable diet: a variety of insects, and fruits rich in complex nutrients. With this reliable food supply, females can raise the hatchlings without help from the males.

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