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January 6, 2004

 

The Fermi Paradox

Are there really alien civilizations out there that we don't know about? Find out on this Moment of Science: "The Fermi Paradox".

September 27, 2003

 

How Closely Related Are We?

It doesn’t even matter that we’re not related. DNA is a pattern or sequence of nucleotides, right? You might also remember that there are actually only four different nucleotides, and that they’re arranged in pairs.

September 27, 2003

 

Evolutionary Psychics

After all, for the basic body plan to change, not only do you need a random genetic mutation that results in a sixth finger, but that mutation must also provide an evolutionary advantage when it comes to reproduction.

September 27, 2003

 

The Venus Fly Trap

Carnivorous plants still rely on photosynthesis as their main source of energy. However, because they grow in areas where the soil lacks essential nutrients, they use the insects they capture as a source of nitrogen and other minerals.

September 27, 2003

 

The Magnificent Pompeii Worm

While in the tube, the worm’s tail end might be immersed in temperatures as hot as 178 degrees Fahrenheit, while its head rests in cooler water, as moderate as 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

September 27, 2003

 

A Caterpillar Addiction

The root of the addiction lies not just in this chemical, but in the chemical receptors located in the whiskers just outside of the caterpillar’s mouth.

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