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March 4, 2014


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Why Operating Rooms Are So Cold

Ever wonder why operating rooms are so cold? Find out on today's A Moment Of Science.

July 23, 2013


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Crickets, Mating, And Singing

In the cricket world, the quality of one's voice isn't as important as you might think...

July 20, 2011


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It May Burn, But It’s Not Your Heart: Why Do I Get Heartburn?

It may burn, but it's not your heart. Learn the truth behind heartburn on this Moment of Science.

September 6, 2005


The Sure-thing Principle

Ever feel like everyone on the planet is irrational? That may be only a slight exaggeration. Hundreds of studies have demonstrated that even well-educated people often fail to follow standards of reasoning. One example is the sure-thing principle. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 30, 2005


Breast Cancer and Exercise

If you’re not already convinced that regular exercise is important to stay healthy, now there is yet another reason to break a sweat, especially if you’re a woman: breast cancer. `Several studies have linked exercise to lowering the risk of developing breast cancer. Considering that breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, these findings are nothing to shrug about. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004


Setting It Straight: Abortion and Breast Cancer

Does having a baby reduce the chances of breast cancer? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 2, 2003


Snoring and Cognition

Learn how snoring disorders can effect cognition in your children on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Something I Ate

While flu symptoms can include headaches, stomach cramps, and diarrhea, more often than not, flu symptoms tend to be muscle aches and sinus problems.

September 27, 2003


Smoking and Cancer in Cats

But did you know that it causes cancer in cats? If you smoke and have a cat, then your cat smokes second-hand.

September 27, 2003


One More Reason to Exercise

So instead of saying that exercising decreases your risk for certain health problems, it’s more correct to say that not exercising increases your risk for those problems.

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