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March 12, 2012

 

Fossil shells

Scientists Use Ancient Shells To Learn About The Past

If you needed to know what the weather was like in Singapore tens of millions of years ago, you'd have to consult a different source.

March 1, 2012

 

whipped cream with chocolate and fudge

What Is Whipped Cream?

Did you ever wonder why heavy cream whips into soft, light peaks?

February 20, 2012

 

tea cups of all different sizes

Boiling Tea: Mystery Solved!

A listener wrote to A Moment of Science about a fascinating phenomenon she noticed when heating water for tea in a microwave oven...

January 27, 2012

 

man underwater

The Blurry World Underwater

Why can't we landlubbers focus underwater without goggles?

January 4, 2012

 

Siamese fighting fish in a small bowl

Airhead Fish

Find out which fish will survive best in your little fishbowl!

December 28, 2011

 

water drop

Is It True That People Used To Drink Water Laced With Radium?

It may seem incredible that people once willingly ingested radium.

December 8, 2011

 

chemicals

Are You Chemically Dependent?

We humans are dependent on chemicals like water, air, sugars, starches, fats, proteins, as well as on small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

December 6, 2011

 

painted turtle

Surviving Winter Underwater

Adult painted turtles head underwater, where they'll spend the winter on the bottom of a lake, pond, or river but they use some tricks to survive the cold...

October 27, 2011

 

a man poses underwater in a swimsuit

How Sound Waves Work Underwater

Water does a much better job than air of conducting sound waves, but that extra conductivity makes it harder, not easier, to tell where a sound comes from.

October 20, 2011

 

water boatmen

What Is The Loudest Animal On Earth? Hint: It’s Tiny!

Take your guess: lions, tigers, or bears. Nope, you're wrong!

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