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September 6, 2010

 

silver telescope

Planets With Water Found!

Astronomers have found a planet with water known as HD 189733b.

September 25, 2009

 

A huanted cemetary in Connecticut.

Bringing The Dead Back To Life?

Recently, scientists were able to revitalize a bacteria that's been dead for over 120,000 years! Are humans next?

April 16, 2006

 

pythagoras

Science Hero Award (Pythagoras)

It's time once more for the Science Hero Award, where we recognize someone from history who did terrific things to advance human understanding.

November 28, 2005

 

Oort

Ancient people believed comets were omens. Sometimes they were thought to signal the fall of empires, other times the birth of kings. Even today, when we’re all supposed to be much more intelligent, people do crazy things when comets pass by. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 21, 2005

 

Photosynthesis without Sunlight

Photosynthesis is the biochemical process in which energy from sunlight is converted by plants, algae, and some bacteria into sugars, which are used by the organism as food. That is, these organisms convert the energy of the sun into a different form of energy. However, there is a least one exception: a little bacterium deep under the Pacific Ocean which manages photosynthesis without sunlight. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 17, 2005

 

Moon Envy

Why does earth only have one moon, while other planets have many? Jupiter alone has nearly 40 moons! Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 16, 2004

 

The Front End of the Earth

Enjoy star gazing?Then this Moment of Science is for you!

December 13, 2004

 

Running Rings Around Us

Ever wondered what makes up Saturn's rings? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 16, 2004

 

The Time Before Fire

Did you know that there was a time before fire ever existed? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 26, 2004

 

The Fermi Paradox

"Where Is Everybody?" Learn about the Fermi Paradox on this Moment of Science.

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