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September 23, 2004

 

Frozen Smoke

What's as light as smoke but strong as a brick? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 9, 2004

 

Ice Quake!

Over a hundred quakes have happened in the last decade. But they didn't occur near fault lines. What were they near? Find out on this Moment of Science.

August 31, 2004

 

Seed Dormancy

Learn about seed dormancy on this Moment of Science.

March 12, 2004

 

Winter Wheat

Did "America The Beautiful" get it wrong? "Winter Wheat" on this Moment of Science.

January 12, 2004

 

Ants Out In the Rain

Why don't ants drown every time it rains? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 17, 2003

 

DNA Dirt

How do biologist find DNA from organism that lived thousands of years ago? Find out on this Moment of Science: "DNA Dirt".

September 27, 2003

 

Offensive Plants

Everyone knows that plants have some pretty good passive defense mechanisms. Learn about plants and their offensive strategies on A Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Venus Fly Trap

Carnivorous plants still rely on photosynthesis as their main source of energy. However, because they grow in areas where the soil lacks essential nutrients, they use the insects they capture as a source of nitrogen and other minerals.

September 27, 2003

 

Flat Worms: The Earthworm Predators

Over the past few decades, the earthworm population has severely decreased. Since the New Zealand flatworm accidentally made its way to the British Isles in 1963, it has wreaked havoc on some of the land, devouring fields of earthworms.

September 27, 2003

 

Smoke on the Wildflower

Wildfires destroy enormous areas of forest every year. However, after forest fires, some plants manage to grow back at accelerated speeds.

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