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January 10, 2018

 

hot air balloon

Full of Hot Air?   

It's a gas! Air consists of nitrogen and oxygen and lots of empty space.

August 8, 2014

 

crops

More CO2, Less Protein

Climate change may not only devastate food crops, but also diminish plants' nutritional value.

June 30, 2014

 

Without bitumen, the world would be a very different place.

Have You Heard Of Bitumen?

You might not know it, but you very likely use bitumen every day.

October 28, 2013

 

Two salmon upstarts snack on some locally sourced food.

Salmon and Riparian Vegetation: Partners for Life

Without riparian vegetation, salmon would be in dire straits.

January 2, 2013

 

Have you ever seen a grizzly bear?

Rototillers Of The Rockies

Today's Moment of Science "digs up" the story behind one of the grizzly bear's more unusual nicknames: the "Rototiller of the Rockies."

December 12, 2012

 

The butterwort uses its sticky leaves to catch and eat prey

What Is A Butterwort?

The butterwort might be a small scale carnivore, but its hunting tactics are nothing short of terrifying, at least within the insect world!

November 16, 2012

 

Have you ever wondered what keeps potato chips so fresh in the bag?

How Do Potato Chips Stay Fresh In The Bag?

How do they keep the chips so fresh and crisp inside those plastic bags?

March 28, 2012

 

Don't worry... there is plenty of Oxygen.

How Much Breathable Oxygen Gas Is There In The Atmosphere?

I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?

January 3, 2012

 

Isn't this an amazing lightening strike!

Lightning Helps Fertilize The Soil

In addition to providing a spectacular light show, and scaring us to death, lightning also helps fertilize the soil.

October 5, 2011

 

Oxygen-Rich, Cold, And May Have Life!

A Moment of Science looks at the many different moons in our solar system.

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