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April 17, 2015


plant cell under microscope

Can You Recognize a Plant Cell?

Take a tour of a plant cell to help you synthesize how photosynthesis works.

December 6, 2012


cat staring at camera

Why Cats Bury Their Droppings

Kitty litter, cat box, automatic pooper scooper--an industry has built up around the fact that domestic cats bury their waste.

September 7, 2012


a space shuttle bathroom

How Do Astronauts Go To The Bathroom In Space?

After solving the problem of dining in space, astronauts need to think about the next natural step!

March 5, 2012


swarm of jellyfish

What Is Causing The Swarms Of Jellyfish?

Scientists have been finding swarms of jellyfish, called blooms, all over the world.

August 17, 2010


NASA Spaceship blasting off

Could Today’s Sewage Be Tomorrow’s Rocket Fuel?

Fact or fiction: Scientists may have found a way to power a rocket using poop. Fact!

January 21, 2010


A colorful fun house of lights.

How To Lower Your Electricity Bill

Scared to even look at your electricity bill? Learn how to cut costs on this Moment of Science.

January 1, 2010


Plastic shopping bags.

What Actually Happens When Recycling Plastics?

Ever wonder what actually happens when recycling plastics? Learn about the process on this Moment of Science.

November 13, 2009



Beer Power

Learn how scientists are recycling brewery waste to create energy.

March 20, 2007


tractor driving over a landfill

Bioreactor Landfill

Landfills contain lots and LOTS of waste. Is there a safe way to speed up decomposition?

May 14, 2004


Scoop That Poop

Scooping that poop is more important than you thought. Learn about the gross effects of not cleaning up your dog's fecal matter.

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