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March 14, 2014

 

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What We Can Learn From A Fly’s Ears

Flies are small, but in some cases, their sense of hearing is absolutely amazing.

August 28, 2012

 

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Keeping Time With Quartz

Quartz is a mineral... but how does it help your watch keep time?

January 5, 2012

 

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History Of The Pythagoreans & Their Musical Harmony Discovery

Iamblichus is known for having written books about the Pythagoreans--a mystical sect of early Greek philosophers who investigated numbers.

August 5, 2011

 

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What Is Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome?

Workers who regularly use jackhammers and other large power tools often suffer from what's known as hand-arm vibration syndrome.

May 26, 2010

 

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Can You Hear Me Now? The DIY Science Of Tin Can Phones!

Forget cell phones! Tin can telephones are the way to go. Learn how they work and how to build your own!

January 12, 2009

 

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Termite Headbangers

Termites have been known to produce thumping or rattling sounds in their subterranean homes.

September 25, 2008

 

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How Do Robins And Other Birds Find Worms?

The early bird catches the worm. But, how do Robins find worms?

August 2, 2007

 

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Your Ear’s Internal Amplifier

You probably imagine that your ears are rather passive, but they can play a surprisingly active role too. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 16, 2006

 

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Science Hero Award (Pythagoras)

It's time once more for the Science Hero Award, where we recognize someone from history who did terrific things to advance human understanding.

August 11, 2005

 

Sensing Disaster

You know how animals are supposed to be able sense disasters before they happen? Well some believe it’s a myth, though there are lots of reports of animals behaving strangely days before the tsunamis hit in Indonesia. Hundreds of thousands of ants were seen scurrying away from the beach. Elephants, dogs, and zoo animals were all reported to have been acting strangely. What can explain it? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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