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May 27, 2014

 

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Why Moths Fly Toward Lights

Summer is nearly here. Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

November 15, 2012

 

looking down at a glass with carbonation

What Is Carbonation?

All those little bubbles are popping on my tongue, and it makes that fizzy tingling you feel.

August 25, 2010

 

chili pepper

The Spicy Pepper Diet & Weight Loss

Have you ever tried the Spicy Pepper Diet?

June 2, 2009

 

Close up of electric eel

Talking and Seeing with Electricity

Did you know that electric fish use electricity instead of light and sound to find their way and talk to each other? Find out more on this Moment of Science.

December 20, 2005

 

a black cat sniffs a piece of cake

Cats and Sweets

Cats are finicky eaters, sure, but did I mention that this is one heck of a good piece of cake? What's the cat's problem?

July 7, 2005

 

A myriad of colors pieced together from many different photos

Insect Color Vision

Can insects see colors? As it turns out, it depends on what kind of eyes it has.

September 27, 2003

 

Water Deprivation and Eating

Today's Moment of Science investigates the relationship between water deprivation and a body's feeding habits.

September 27, 2003

 

Fighting Obesity

You’ve probably seen them on “60 Minutes”: 800-pound giants so trapped in fat that they can barely walk. While people that big are a rarity, many Americans do suffer from obesity.

September 27, 2003

 

The Battle over Iron

We all know we need iron to live. How else would our blood carry oxygen to our lungs? And cells need iron in order to multiply. The problem is that our cells aren’t the only ones who need iron in order to thrive. Cancer cells and microorganisms like E. Coli and staph need iron too.

September 27, 2003

 

Alcohol on the Wound

Studies have shown that ethanol–which is a kind of alcohol–causes skin cells to put out the same neurochemical signals they put out when heat is around. The result is that it doesn’t take as much actual heat for the VR1′s to turn on.

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