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Posts tagged proteins

April 16, 2007


frozen ice cubes under blue lighting

There’s Ice, Then There’s Ice

We think of ice as snowflakes, ice cubes, snow cones, and dangerous patches on the sidewalk. Scientists have many different ways of categorizing ice too!

October 31, 2006


an orb web covered in dew

Spiders Go Way Back

Ever come across a perfect spider web? How do spiders design their webs?

August 26, 2006


a man grabs a large weight that is on the ground

How You Get Those Big Muscles

You probably know that the way to stronger muscles is a weight or resistance training program, but do you know how weight lifting increases strength?

June 23, 2005


Split Ends

Split ends are a common enough hair complaint, but do you know what precisely is splitting, and how, and why? In order to answer these questions and more, a quick hair anatomy lesson. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 24, 2004


Maggot Evolution

Learn about maggot evolution on this Moment of Science.

January 6, 2004



What is the strongest natural fiber in the world? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 30, 2003


Sperm Sniff Out Their Targets

Do sperm have noses? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

Microwaves are low energy electromagnetic waves that have so little energy they can’t trigger chemical reactions in the molecules they encounter.

September 27, 2003


Are You Chemically Dependent?

We need water, or H2O, to maintain our bodies in a fluid state. Water even gets involved in chemical reactions that occur in our stomachs, which break down foods containing sugars, starches, and proteins.

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