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January 24, 2014

 

A section of brick wall

Why We Can’t Walk Through Walls

Shadowcat must use magic to walk through walls. She's definitely not using physics!

June 12, 2013

 

potatoes in a cardboard box

Potato Bombs

Are you ready to learn more about potato bombs?

May 3, 2013

 

sandpaper on someone's lap

The Secrets Of Sandpaper

Is sandpaper really made out of sand?

January 11, 2013

 

Using a dust mop to dust

What Is Dust, And Where Does It Come From?

If you wipe a finger across a household surface that hasn't been cleaned in the last few days, chances are you'll come into contact with dust.

December 27, 2011

 

periodic table

Please Welcome Two New Metals: Ununquadium And Ununhexium

Have you heard about the newest metals? They have been given temporary names, Ununquadium and Ununhexium.

July 28, 2009

 

Redheaded Woman

Knocking Out Redheads

Did you know that people with red hair need more anesthesia during surgery than other people? Find out why on this Moment of Science.

July 10, 2007

 

Hourglass with blue sand

The Ticking of the Hourglass

Aw, the ticking of the hourglass. Ticking hourglass? Clocks tick. Hourglasses flow. Are we mixing our metaphors? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 5, 2004

 

The Lowest Note in the Universe

What's the lowest note in the universe? The answer may surprise you. Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2003

 

Unmasking Surgical Masks

During the SARS outbreak, we saw many people wearing surgical masks. The purpose of these masks might surprise you. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Baking Basics

Things like coffee grounds and charcoal are called “physical deodorizers,” because they absorb tiny particles in the air that are causing the smell. The problem is, eventually they reach a state called “equilibrium,” in which the deodorizer has absorbed all it can.

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