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Posts tagged oxygen

March 7, 2014

 

Trilobite fossil

A Change In The Air

Most of us take our oxygen-rich atmosphere for granted. Once upon a time, though, Earth's air was very different.

December 23, 2013

 

False color image of the Sun's corona

Sun, Water And Clean Fuel

Scientists and University of Colorado, Boulder may have come up with a way to make hydrogen fuel cleaner.

November 6, 2013

 

Blue fluorescent light sculpted into the shape of a human face

It’s Not Easy Being Blue

Turning blue in the face is easier said than done.

September 24, 2013

 

toddler smiling at the camera

Heart Rate: What A Baby’s Heart Rate Should Be

How do you think a baby's heart rate compares to adults?

September 11, 2013

 

a collection of bananas, some with brown spots

When Good Bananas Go Bad

Have you ever wonder why bananas seem to go bad so quickly?

July 5, 2013

 

Humpback Whale

The Evolution Of Diving In Mammals And Myoglobin

The protein myoglobin provides new clues to the evolution of diving in mammals.

May 16, 2013

 

Mount Everest across landscape

Air Pressure On Everest

Planning on climbing Mount Everest? You might want to plan to be gasping for air. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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!

April 25, 2013

 

Colorado mountains

What Causes Altitude Sickness?

Many indigenous people live in areas of low oxygen concentration with few adverse effects. The big question is, how do they survive?

March 11, 2013

 

sled dogs racing

What Kind Of Dogs Are Sled Dogs?

In movies like Call of the Wild, huskies pull sleds for hundreds of miles over the Alaskan tundra. A Moment of Science wonders, what kind of dogs are sled dogs?

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