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April 13, 2009

 

Meteor rock from space

Bombed from Space

As a meteor passes into Earth's atmosphere it experiences tremendous air resistance on its front end, but very little on its back end.

March 16, 2009

 

Two bottlenose dolphins posing

Dolphin Whistles

Dolphins have evolved to live in an aquatic environment, and like bats, they can use sonar to locate prey by emitting different frequencies of sounds.

July 31, 2007

 

Human brain replica

Reconnecting the Brain

How complex is the human brain, and how much can brain surgeons do to repair brain damage? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 10, 2005

 

Wise Owls

A wise old owl lived in an oak.The more he saw the less he spoke.The less he spoke the more he heard. Are owls really that wise? Find out on Moment of Science.

December 2, 2004

 

Green fungi growing on a tree

Fungi

Fungi: Plant, Animal, or Neither? The answer may surprise you.

November 19, 2004

 

The Ancestry Of Snakes

Where did snakes lose their limbs? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 15, 2004

 

Life Traces in Lava

Do you ever stop to think about how all living things are ultimately related? "Life Traces in Lava" on this Moment of Science.

September 16, 2004

 

Drinking and Smoking

When it comes to trying to quit smoking, there's more to it than willpower. Learn about the role alcohol plays with smoking, on this Moment of Science.

July 29, 2004

 

Word Up, Brain

Learn about the motor cortex and its functions on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004

 

Pessimistic Rats

A recent study suggests that rats can be pessimistic. Find out how scientists completed their research on this Moment of Science.

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