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April 8, 2008


Squirrel killing a snake

Squirrels and Snakeskin

Have you ever heard that some squirrels eat snakeskin? Maybe you haven't, but it's true. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 21, 2007


Foggy snow storm in park

Dirty Snow Heating Up

The greenhouse effect is not the only man made mechanism responsible for things heating up. Scientists have found that snow is also responsible.

July 3, 2007


Traffic jam on Malaysian highway

The Long Commute to Poor Health

Commuting is tough on cars, but the most troubling thing about commuting is the toll it takes on people's health. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 29, 2007


Cancer Treatment Bed

Creating Clots

How do these new Cancer therapies work, and how effective are they?

January 2, 2007


Sooty Shearwaters flying over the water's surface.

The Longest Migration On Record: Sooty Shearwaters

You probably haven't heard of the Sooty Shearwater. This creature can travel 40,000 miles in just 200 days, which is the longest migration we have on record.

October 2, 2006


a girl reading next to a stack of books

Want to Be Smart? Read

Define the word, "obtuse." The more you've read, the more likely you are to know the meaning of that and other relatively bookish words.

January 22, 2004


Can Animals Count?

Can animals count? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 29, 2003


One Step Closer to Living Longer

Lot's of people want to live longer. Find out the key to longevity on this Moment of Science.

November 7, 2003


Getting the Stink Out of Sewage

Sewage stinks. But did you know that bacteria can make it smell better?

September 27, 2003


Chili or Mint

At the University of California , David Julius and his research team have been making some interesting discoveries involving tongue receptors and a substance contained in chili peppers. They found that this substance activates the same receptors that senses heat.

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