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February 25, 2014

 

Confocal micrograph of a blind cavefish embryo

The World Of The Mexican Blind Cavefish

Suppose your ancestors had lived in darkness for almost a million years. This is the world of the Mexican blind cavefish.

September 13, 2010

 

volcano erupting

Are Underwater Volcanoes Stifled By Water?

When volcanoes erupt underwater, do the waves and ocean currents help calm the eruption?

February 27, 2009

 

Blue whirlpool in drain

The Shape of a Whirlpool

A whirlpool is the result of two forces acting against each other.

December 20, 2005

 

Don’t Know Much about Ichthyology

Many fish travel in schools, but how do fish school, and why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 29, 2005

 

The Garden Hose

Have you ever sprayed someone with a garden hose? If you wanted to get them good, you placed your finger over part of the tip of the hose. The water then sprayed out faster and farther. Why does putting your finger over the tip of the hose make the water shoot out faster and farther? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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