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August 16, 2016

 

Although submarines are sophisticated machines, their ability to rise and sink is based on the elementary principle of buoyant force.

Submarine

Ever wonder how submarines rise and sink so quickly? Find out on today's Moment of Science!

September 2, 2014

 

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Salty Seas

Oceans became saline hundreds of millions of years ago as rainfall mixed with sodium from the Earth's crust.

April 24, 2013

 

My bonnie lies over the ocean...

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean… But Where?

The song says that Bonnie lies over the ocean, but it also says that she lies over the sea. Based on these lyrics, where is Bonnie?

November 22, 2012

 

Have you visited the Mississippi River?

How The Mississippi Changes Its Course

Can the Mississippi River change direction?

December 9, 2010

 

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Fish

Why do fish have fins? Does water temperature affect fish temperament? And why have scientists sent a robot to live with the fish?

April 29, 2009

 

Solar-powered Sea Slugs

Chloroplasts should not be able to work once they are removed from algal cells because those cells contain proteins that control their operation.

November 26, 2008

 

Killer Seas

Most people know about the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, but did you know there have been about twenty-three mass extinctions since life began on earth?

February 7, 2006

 

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.

August 25, 2005

 

Doin’ the Wave

No matter when you go to the beach, the waves are rolling in. The ocean doesn’t seem to take a break. What’s causing that? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 16, 2005

 

Miles High

What is the highest point on earth, highest meaning the farthest away from the earth’s center? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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