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April 2, 2014

 

A wild turkey by the road

Timers Are Popping Up All Over

We solve yet another kitchen mystery on this A Moment Of Science.

November 11, 2013

 

Close-up of a sink with hot and cold faucet handles.

The Magnificent Pompeii Worm

The Pompeii worm proves invincible to the world's harshest conditions.

July 30, 2013

 

snake on the jungle floor

Staying Warm

You probably already know that humans are warm-blooded, while creatures like snakes are cold-blooded. Scientists prefer the terms endothermic and ectothermic.

May 13, 2013

 

sleep

Time To Get Up!

How does the body know when to wake up? How does the body know when to fall asleep?

April 29, 2013

 

temperature measure

Anatomy Of A Fever

Your body works hard to raise its temperature, but in the meantime, you get the chills. Why?

April 26, 2013

 

thermometer

What Is The Point Of A Fever?

Why does the body go through such laborious misery when we're sick?

November 9, 2012

 

ice cubes close up

How Does Ice Cool Drinks?

Drop a few ice cubes into a glass of water at room temperature, and in a few minutes the water will cool. How does this work?

September 26, 2012

 

lava lamp in shadow

The Physics Of A Lava Lamp

There are two ingredients inside a lava lamp: a watery liquid, and a waxy compound that collects at the bottom when the lamp is turned off.

August 15, 2012

 

roasted chicken on cutting board

How Does Food Cook After Taking It Out Of The Oven?

When you take a roast out of the oven, the inner temperature will continue to rise by five degrees. How is it possible for the temperature to rise?

August 1, 2012

 

day and night of a street photographed

Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

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