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October 10, 2011

 

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The Obesity Epidemic Is Caused By Overeating, Right?

One study claims that we eat nearly 600 more calories per day than people did in the mid 1970s. But, the obesity epidemic is more complicated...

August 7, 2010

 

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Moo! Scientists Are Making Eco-Friendly Diesel Fuel From Butter

Scientists are investigating alternatives for biodiesel fuel and have turned to butter!

July 27, 2009

 

Large Cornfield with Trees

Plants Against Global Warming

Scientists have used computer models to show that planting crops with waxier leaves could help to reflect more sunlight and reduce global warming.

May 18, 2009

 

Smoke filled air from pollution

Clean Air, Longer Lives

What's so important about having clean air and reducing air pollution? Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 16, 2007

 

a geothermal zone at Brennisteinsalda in Iceland

Hot Rocks

Find out why the search for alternative energy is heating up with geothermal technology!

April 15, 2007

 

a dragonfly in flight

Dragonfly Migration

Scientists try to crack the mystery of dragonfly migrations.

February 20, 2007

 

gas station sign reads "GAS FOOD"

Lose Weight, Pump Less Gas

Maybe rethink that candy bar you were going to buy at the gas station.

September 23, 2006

 

twin baby girls in crib

Growth Hormones and Twins

Did you know that the rate of twin births in the United States increased by 32% between the years of 1992 and 2001?

January 5, 2006

 

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The Fastest Plant

What reigns among the fastest moving things on Earth? Light, of course. Bullets and rocketships. High-speed trains. What about plants?

December 27, 2005

 

Computer Science and Women

When you hear the term, computer geek, what image immediately pops into mind? Is the geek in your mind’s eye a woman? Probably not. There’s a reason the stereotype of the computer geek is almost always depicted as male. Around the world, significantly more men than women work in computer science. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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