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Posts tagged worms

March 2, 2010

 

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Have You Ever Heard Of Worm Grunting?

Want worms without paying for them? Try worm grunting!

June 9, 2009

 

Astronaut floating in space

Worms in Space

Why do we send worms into space? Find out on this Moment of Science.

May 20, 2008

 

Mole Popping Out of Hole

Hungry Moles

Have you ever had a mole out in the backyard that spends all day digging tunnels through your lawn? Try to be too mad, it's just looking for food.

February 7, 2006

 

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Whale Fall

When whale carcasses fall to the sea floor, they become food for a vast and complex array of ocean creatures, a community called a whale fall.

December 20, 2005

 

Digital Infection

Computers are great tools, but they can also be mystifying. Sometimes a program will just stop working correctly for no apparent reason. It could just be a random glitch that can be solved by restarting the machine, but sometimes the solution is not so simple, especially if at the root of the problem lurks a computer virus. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 3, 2004

 

Forensics

Ever wonder how forensic scientists determine how long a corpse has been dead? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 13, 2003

 

Amazing Crabs

Learn about the differences between soft-shelled and hard-shelled crabs on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Worms and Old People

What do worms and old people have in common? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Mending a Broken Heart

Starfish can regenerate their legs, worms can survive being cut into, but what creature can actually fix a broken heart? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A large group of maggots devouring a dead possum

Maggots: an Investigator’s “Star Witness”

Grisly as it sounds, by surveying the insects in and around a corpse, forensic scientists can help determine how long ago a victim was murdered.

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