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March 10, 2017

 

Plants that have adapted to low light conditions in nature can make excellent house plants.

Growing Plants Indoors

An easy way to have a green thumb is by finding a plant that will thrive in your home or office.

February 28, 2017

 

Paper towels are made up of cellulose fibers, which also make up wood, cotton, and many other plants.

How Do Paper Towels Absorb Water?

You've seen TV ads lauding the slurping powers of paper towels; while we won't make any exorbitant claims about them, we're going to discuss how they work.

August 3, 2016

 

Remember to cool off your soup so it is safe to eat!

Soup’s Ready!

Why does blowing on hot soup help to cool it off? The answer is evaporation.

August 30, 2013

 

Welcome to Lassen Volcanic National Park...

Lassen Volcanic National Park May Hold Answers To Evolution

The discovery of a strange virus living in a hot, acidic lake may hold the answer to the evolution of DNA as today's most common genetic molecule.

March 25, 2013

 

Electron microscope image of the bacteria (bordetella pertussis) responsible for pertussis (whooping cough).

Bacteria Portrait Sessions

A team of chemists and microbiologists has put a new spin on a type of photography: a small‑scale spin, to be precise. They photograph bacteria!

November 17, 2011

 

The vampire bat uses its nose to look for prey.

How Do Vampire Bats Use Their Noses To Detect Prey?

They prowl in the dark, soar through starlit skies... they are vampire bats and they're looking for blood!

July 14, 2011

 

The Surprising Chemical Structure Of Soap

Soap has been used for cleaning for many years, but it wasn't until modern chemists began to understand its structure that anyone knew how soap worked.

April 23, 2009

 

Molecular Toxin Removal

There could be a molecular solution to treating cholera---a disease that affects millions of people around the world.

November 17, 2003

 

DNA Dirt

How do biologist find DNA from organism that lived thousands of years ago? Find out on this Moment of Science: "DNA Dirt".

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