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September 8, 2009

 

Colorful backyard garden

How To Defend Your Gardens From Frostbite: Antifreeze For Plants

If you enjoy gardening, you know how much it can cost to keep your plants alive. You also know how frustrating it is when an unexpected frost destroys them.

September 4, 2009

 

Two baby mockingbirds in nest

Do Birds Recognize Humans?

How dumb, or smart, are birds? The answer just may surprise you. Learn about mockingbirds on this Moment of Science.

December 8, 2008

 

Two dogs running through water

Man’s Best Friend—in All Shapes and Sizes

Isn't it amazing that dog breeds like the Chihuahua and the Great Dane can vary so much in size, yet be the same species?

May 20, 2008

 

Rafflesia Flower

World’s Largest Flower’s Unusual Gene Sharing

The flowers of Rafflesias are the largest in the world. But the rest of the plant is minuscule and has no leaves, roots or stems.

November 20, 2007

 

Red Fox with Cub

What Is a Species?

A species is the most basic unit of classification for all organisms that live, or have ever lived, on Earth.

May 2, 2007

 

Countless birds sit on a tree limbs.

Assisted Migration: Global Warming To Cause Early Migration

As you probably already know, when climate changes, life changes with it. But recent alterations in the Earth's climate could have very damaging consequences.

December 19, 2006

 

Sinraptor hepingensis skull from the Beijing Musuem of Natural History

A World Full of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are ancient history, but there is still a very exciting future for fossil research.

August 25, 2005

 

Eat Thy Neighbor

Have you ever wondered why cannibalism isn’t more popular? Just think about it, each animal is made of a complex variety of chemical ingredients. As an animal, we can either try to assemble these ingredients haphazardly, eating other animals and plants and hoping these assorted meals will add up to exactly what we need. Or we can get all our essential nutrients in one complete package by dining on our next-door neighbor! Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 17, 2005

 

Why Did the Proto-chicken Cross the Road?

Very few people actually sit down and make up jokes, yet everyone is always telling jokes. Where do they come from? 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.

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