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October 19, 2016

 

On the left side of the screen, a large spider plant. The camera angle is as if someone is looking directly down at the long, green leaves. Next to it is a jar with a much smaller version of the plant growing.

Plants in Motion

Is your houseplant moving or is that just an optical illusion?

August 24, 2016

 

Hot, melted tar on blacktop

Baseball, Tar, and the Scientific Method

One of the fundamental ideas of scientific thinking can be summed up in the phrase: "Correlation does not imply causation." That can be very confusing.

August 10, 2016

 

an image of a solar flare

Could Our Sun Turn Deadly?

It may sound far-fetched, but humanity faces a major potential danger: someday, there might be a gigantic explosion on the sun.

August 8, 2016

 

suitcases made of ivory

Packing For The Desert

If you are packing for a trip to the desert, would it be better to pack light or dark clothes?

July 12, 2016

 

Snake slithering across a road

Why Are There So Many Dead Snakes in the Road?

Ever wonder why there are so many dead snakes in the road? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 3, 2014

 

setting sun cast woman's silouhette

So Long, Sun

Bad news: The sun is going to burn out and life as we know it will be over. Good news: We've still got 5 billion years left.

April 22, 2014

 

A technician stands in front of six of the James Webb Telescope's gigantic mirrors.

Red Dwarf Stars And The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

As it turns out, life may not be limited to orbits around sun-like stars.

March 13, 2014

 

The UFO Galaxy as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope

Looking Backwards Through Time

It's not as difficult as you might think to look into the past.

January 20, 2014

 

Gloved hands are seen assembling a photovoltaic array

Unlikely Source For Renewable Battery Breakthrough

A recent discovery could allow us to affordably store energy from renewable sources such as the sun in batteries powered by rhubarb.

October 25, 2013

 

Photo of a theme park ride called Riptide

How Rip Tides Got a Bad Rap

Rip tides have taken on mythical proportions as killer waves.

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