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.
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.
Can spending enough time under a very bright moon get you tan?
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.
Ever wondered what makes up Saturn's rings? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Why do rooster crow everyday at sunrise? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Learn about dung beetles and their nightly travels on this Moment of Science.
Can you recognize a plant cell? Learn about distinguishing a plant cell from an animal cell, on this Moment of Science.
Who are these color-gifted critters? Hawkmoths. Almut Kelber from Sweden’s Lund University conducted an experiment that showed this surprising result. Imagine a room with a lot of artificial flowers in it, and the only ones with yummy sugar water in them are yellow or blue.