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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.

September 6, 2005

 

There Is No Dark Side of the Moon, Really

To many folks, the phrase “dark side of the moon” suggests there’s a place you could go to on the moon which is perpetually cloaked in darkness. This is incorrect! Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 3, 2005

 

The moon shines over a brightly lit city

Moon Tanning?

Can spending enough time under a very bright moon get you tan?

March 24, 2005

 

A Honeybee and Dinosaurs

What does a tropical honeybee have to do with evaluating the merit of a theory as to how dinosaurs became extinct? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 13, 2004

 

Running Rings Around Us

Ever wondered what makes up Saturn's rings? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 2, 2004

 

Green fungi growing on a tree

Fungi

Fungi: Plant, Animal, or Neither? The answer may surprise you.

January 12, 2004

 

Cock-a-Doodle-Do

Why do rooster crow everyday at sunrise? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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