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September 14, 2015


UV light bulb

Ultraviolet Fish   

Sexy swordfish have figured out how to go a-courting without courting disaster.

September 12, 2013


A bee lands on a bright red and yellow flower

The Ultraviolet Coloring Of Flowers

The coloring of certain flowers can have motivational effects on bees and caterpillars. Find out how on this Moment of Science.

June 21, 2012


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A Magical Glow?

Want to stand out in the crowd? Find out what gives fluorescent colors their bright glow.

May 29, 2012


venus transit 2004

Staring At The Sun: Watch The Sky On Tuesday, June 5th!

Watch our nearest planetary neighbor 'transit' across the sun on Tuesday. You're going to want to some good eye protection.

May 9, 2012



Reindeer Have Ultraviolet Vision

Scientists tested eighteen reindeer with light, and found that their eyes responded to both visible light and ultraviolet.

July 13, 2011


infared portrait

You’d Look Stunning In Infrared

What would it be like if our eyes evolved to see infrared light?

October 25, 2010


A spider web wrapped around a pink flower

Spiders Send Ultraviolet Signals to Insects

Spiders have been found to decorate their webs with special ultraviolet-reflecting silk in flower-like patterns.

March 18, 2008


Some Broccoli

Broccoli Vs. Skin Cancer

According a study, three-day old extracts from broccoli might protect the skin against damage caused by being in the sun too much. Tune in to learn more.

July 17, 2007


Fluorescent light on brick wall

Heated Differences

Why do regular incandescent light bulbs get hotter than fluorescent bulbs? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 31, 2006



No Sweat for Hippos

It waddles around, covers itself with mud, and eats plants. Bor-ing. However, hippos are a lot cooler than we normally allow. In fact, hippos never sweat.

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