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July 15, 2014

 

An abandoned oil refinery

Linking Chemicals To Brain Disorders

While clear causal links remain elusive, there is mounting evidence that some industrial chemicals may be hurting our brains.

December 16, 2013

 

A closeup of a roach

Another One For The Roaches

Despite your best chemical defenses, cockroaches are evolving to bug you even more.

March 24, 2011

 

clam sunbathing

Clams Are Great Pollution Detectors

Can you imagine that the lowly clam would take on a role as water based pollution detector?

February 10, 2011

 

organic kumquats

Are Organic Veggies Heathier?

Organic food lover? Are organic vegetables healthier for you?

December 1, 2010

 

Bugleweed plant with purple flowers

Plants Are Great At Defending Themselves Against Natural Enemies

Plants are using wonderful and intriguing ways to defend themselves against predators.

May 25, 2009

 

Caterpillar scaling a plant stem

Buzz Off!

On today's Moment of Science, learn about the predatory relationship between caterpillars and wasps.

April 24, 2009

 

Leaf cutter ant carrying leaf

Leafcutter Ants

Fungus may not sound too appetizing, but the white fluffy growths are much more nutritious than leaves. We use a similar process with cows.

December 12, 2007

 

Organic salad and sandwich

Is Organic Good for You?

Are you bothered by all the pesticides farmers use and want to eat food that's more nutritious? Well, organic food is not necessarily more nutritious.

July 22, 2004

 

Organic Pollutants

Think you're safe eating organic? Learn about persistent organic pollutants on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Bloody Body Burden

Did you know that your blood is filled with multiple types of toxins? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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