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November 19, 2010

 

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The Dark Side Of The Moon Does Not Exist!

There is no place on the moon that is completely dark. Learn why!

August 10, 2010

 

Statue of Archimedes

True Or False: Arcimedes Used Mirrors To Set Roman Ships On Fire?

Could Archimedes have used mirrors to set Roman ships on fire?

February 10, 2010

 

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Where Does The Term “Limelight” Originate?

Do you love being the center of attention or a bright, incandescent lamp?

September 22, 2009

 

Balsam fir forest in winter

Food Chain Regulation

New research suggests that animal populations can actually decipher the amount of plant life in that particular area.

February 4, 2009

 

Ghostly fogbow over ocean

A Rainbow’s Ghostly Cousin

Fogbows are created in much the same way as normal rainbows are. The main difference is the size of the water droplets which affect the light's refraction.

November 13, 2008

 

Shade-vs-Sun light

Shade Avoidance Syndrome (SAS)

Have you ever seen some shaded plants grow tall and spindly very fast, while ones in sunlight are shorter and thicker? Well there is an answer...

November 14, 2006

 

a red parasite plant grows on a juniper tree

Plants on Plants

Some plants have parasitic behavior that destroys their plant hosts, but are there benefits too?

April 11, 2006

 

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A World without Snow

According to a climate simulation by researchers at the University of Wisconsin, a snowless world would be both warmer and colder. Here's why.

April 4, 2006

 

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Wonder Windows

In today's energy-challenged world, efficiency is key.

October 21, 2005

 

Photosynthesis without Sunlight

Photosynthesis is the biochemical process in which energy from sunlight is converted by plants, algae, and some bacteria into sugars, which are used by the organism as food. That is, these organisms convert the energy of the sun into a different form of energy. However, there is a least one exception: a little bacterium deep under the Pacific Ocean which manages photosynthesis without sunlight. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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