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October 19, 2016


On the left side of the screen, a large spider plant. The camera angle is as if someone is looking directly down at the long, green leaves. Next to it is a jar with a much smaller version of the plant growing.

Plants in Motion

Is your houseplant moving or is that just an optical illusion?

March 5, 2013


two ferrets next to each other

Ferret Sneezes And The H5N1 Virus

Scientists manipulated the H5N1 virus, and found that, with just a few genetic mutations, it could be passed from one ferret to another through a sneeze.

January 5, 2010


A strand of DNA.

The 3D Genome… Unraveling DNA

If you could unravel DNA from a single cell, it would be about six feet long! So how exactly does it fit inside the nucleus? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 4, 2008


Students learning surgical techniques


Have you ever wondered where medical scientists get tissue samples for their research?

January 27, 2005


Men’s and Women’s Brains are From Mars and Venus, Respectively

Is there really a difference between men's and women's brains?

September 16, 2004


Fish Blind Dates

There are plenty of examples in nature of females being attracted to the biggest males. Learn about the Atlantic Mollies on this Moment of Science.

July 19, 2004


Fencing in Bacteria

What do you do when infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa? You'll want to know! Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 29, 2003


Matching Tempos

Do we match our speed of talking to those around us? Find out on this Moment of Science: "Matching Tempos".

September 27, 2003


Butterflies and Their Magnetic Compasses

Millions of monarch butterflies fly southwest from eastern Canada and the United States down to Mexico each autumn; then millions more fly back to the northeast in the spring.The one-way trip is as long as 2500 miles for some of these creatures.

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