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June 14, 2017

 

Check out that bright blue water!

What Is Rock Flour?

Why are some mountain lakes so beautiful? Thank a glacier.

October 21, 2014

 

As plastic-infused stones and corals sink to the sea floor, they may be buried in sediment and become a part of the Earth's geological record.

One Word: Plastics

There's so much plastic pollution in the environment, that plastic infused stones, or plastiglomerates, are forming all over the world.

February 21, 2013

 

Have you ever visited Niagra Falls?

We’re Losing Niagra Falls!

Today A Moment of Science looks at why this beloved wonder of the world may be on the rocks.

November 5, 2012

 

Could a moon rock have hit earth?

Has The Earth Ever Been Hit By Space Rocks?

For billions of years, the Earth's only natural satellite has been bombarded with asteroids. Surely, it's been the target of space rocks in the past.

April 27, 2011

 

What Is “Fraking” And Why Is It Such A Big Deal?

Natural gas, drilling, and fraking. Do you know what fraking is?

November 30, 2010

 

Ice, Lava, Geology, And Mount Rainier

What happened to the lava at Mount Rainier? Why is the story so unusual?

November 29, 2010

 

Mount Rainier And Its Strange Lava

There's a mystery happening along the slopes of Mount Rainier in Washington State.

September 24, 2008

 

Cryptoendolith, Antarctica’s Tough Organism

How can an organism survive in Antarctica? What is a cryptoendolith?

June 2, 2005

 

The Strange Case of the Mountain-Climbing Lava

Can you solve the mystery of the mountain-climbing lava? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 2, 2004

 

Bye-bye Chicago?

Is Chicago really sinking? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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