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July 31, 2012

 

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What Are Reflexes?

Most reflexes do not involve the brain; they are fast, involuntary responses that travel over what is known as a reflex arc.

September 24, 2009

 

A red barn door

Spoonerism: “Darn Boor”

What spoonerisms tell us about peech satterns, or rather, speech patterns on this Moment of Science.

June 3, 2005

 

The Jalapeno Blues

How can something that’s not hot in temperature produce the same reactions as something that is hot? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 26, 2004

 

Afterglow

What are afterglows and how do they appear? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Is It Brain Death or a Coma?

On this Moment of Science, we discuss the difference between brain death and a coma.

September 27, 2003

 

Male Lactation?

Male lactation: Fact of fiction? That’s the question on today’s Moment of Science. In 1979, a scientist concluded that there is no insurmountable physiological reason that men can’t lactate, or produce breast milk. In fact, there are a couple of cases where elderly men who received estrogen to treat prostate cancer were actually induced to [...]

September 27, 2003

 

Exotic fish swim around a coral reef

Do Fish Have Memories?

Do fish actually have a working memory? Recent experiments show that fish can in fact remember things for several days.

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