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October 21, 2014

 

plastic bag in ocean

One Word: Plastics

There's so much plastic pollution in the environment, that plastic infused stones, or plastiglomerates, are forming all over the world.

February 21, 2013

 

niagra falls up close

We’re Losing Niagra Falls!

Today A Moment of Science looks at why this beloved wonder of the world may be on the rocks.

November 19, 2012

 

water flowing into bright blue water

What Is Rock Flour?

Today's Moment of Science is all about the role that glaciers play in giving those chilly lakes such incredible turquoise colors.

November 5, 2012

 

earth in shadow

Has The Earth Ever Been Hit By Space Rocks?

For billions of years, the Earth's only natural satellite has been bombarded with asteroids. Surely, it's been the target of space rocks in the past.

April 27, 2011

 

drilling for natural gas in New Mexico

What Is “Fraking” And Why Is It Such A Big Deal?

Natural gas, drilling, and fraking. Do you know what fraking is?

November 30, 2010

 

A close up view of the inside of Mount Rainier

Ice, Lava, Geology, And Mount Rainier

What happened to the lava at Mount Rainier? Why is the story so unusual?

November 29, 2010

 

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier And Its Strange Lava

There's a mystery happening along the slopes of Mount Rainier in Washington State.

September 24, 2008

 

snow

Cryptoendolith, Antarctica’s Tough Organism

How can an organism survive in Antarctica? What is a cryptoendolith?

June 2, 2005

 

The Strange Case of the Mountain-Climbing Lava

Can you solve the mystery of the mountain-climbing lava? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 2, 2004

 

Bye-bye Chicago?

Is Chicago really sinking? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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