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Archive for October 2012

October 1, 2012

 

Grab a plate!

How Are Weight And Eating Time Related?

Does eating at "bad hours" affect weight?

October 3, 2012

 

Do you think couples with children are happier?

Parents May Be Happier Than Childless Couples

I keep hearing about studies suggesting that parents are less happy than childless couples and single people without children. How sound is this science?

October 4, 2012

 

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Fashion Tips For Lettuce

Lettuce tell you a thing or two about dressing up a salad.

October 5, 2012

 

Are you a victim of the snack attack?

Why Does My Body Want To Snack?

French researchers recently found that a certain type of snacking is harder on your waistline.

October 9, 2012

 

Aren't you glad there's a smallpox vaccine?

The History Of Smallpox

Ten percent of the population in 17th century London died gruesomely of smallpox, a virus that spread easily via airborne particles or contaminated clothing.

October 10, 2012

 

A stone honoring Edward Jenner.

Smallpox, Cowpox, And The History Of The Diseases

Today's Moment of Science looks at the development of the even safer cowpox vaccination.

October 11, 2012

 

What is your favorite flavor of yogurt?

The Mysterious Liquid In Yogurt

When you open a container of yogurt, you'll often see liquid collected on top. What is it, and where does it come from?

October 12, 2012

 

How did you learn how to count?

How People In Greenland Learn How To Count

The counting system of native Greenlanders not only uses all ten fingers, but all ten toes as well!

October 16, 2012

 

Check out that ocean lint.

What Is Plastic Lint?

Everyone has dealt with cleaning the messy lint filter after several wash cycles, but not all the lint gets trapped.

October 18, 2012

 

The coral reef is battling ocean acidifcation.

What Does “Ocean Acidification” Mean?

Is the ocean really turning to acid? Will it burn our skin off? What do scientists mean when they talk about "ocean acidification"?

October 19, 2012

 

While you may not be able to see moon craters in real life, you can create your own!

Create Your Own Moon Craters!

What makes science really fun is when you get to do things yourself, so today we're going to be making moon craters.

October 22, 2012

 

Did your parents teach you healthy eating habits?

Parents Model Healthy Eating

The more time parents spend working, the less time and energy they have to plan and prepare healthful meals.

October 23, 2012

 

The human body is an amazing thing!

How Does The Body Make Blood?

Blood is much more complicated than you might think.

October 24, 2012

 

Do you think sizes of Americans' heads are getting better?

Americans’ Heads Are Getting Bigger

According to one study, the skulls of some Americans have actually grown over the past 120 or so years.

October 25, 2012

 

What new organisms will scientists find?

Lake Vostok: The Latest Updates

Because of the tremendous pressure, over three times that of the normal atmosphere, the lake's water remains liquid at about twenty seven degrees.

October 29, 2012

 

Home of the Burgess Shale, one of the world's most significant fossil discoveries.

What Makes The Burgess Shale So Remarkable?

Picture this: it's the Cambrian period. There are all sorts of strange looking creatures swimming and crawling around the ocean floor...

October 31, 2012

 

Do your kids seem to be sitting a lot?

Why Are Kids So Sedentary?

I keep hearing about how something like one third of all American kids are either overweight or obese...

October 4, 2012

 

Based on these results, parents may want to be a little more careful about what they let their children watch.

Children’s Programming Replete With Bullying

According to a new content analysis of popular kids shows, youngsters in the US are constantly exposed to cruel scenarios played out on parents' TV screens.

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