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March 9, 2018

 

From the source: Dwarf mistletoe growing on a coastal lodgepole pine tree

Dwarf Mistletoe

Dwarf mistletoe is one of the most destructive parasites in North American forests.

November 8, 2011

 

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How Many Times Can You Recycle Paper?

You've seen the recycling logo, three arrows pointing around in an endless loop. This is a little misleading though. Find out why!

January 16, 2009

 

How Logs Burn

Fanning the logs can make them burn brighter, even if the fanning temporarily extinguishes the flames.

March 12, 2008

 

Dull Nails

Why does a little piece of wood always splinter off every time you hit a nail into wood using a hammer? To find out more, tune in to a Moment of Science.

June 27, 2005

 

Termites, Those Picky Eaters

Termites are often regarded as gluttonous creatures because of the billions of dollars of damage their appetites generate every year for homeowners, but would you believe that termites are actually picky eaters? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Rock-a-medes

Greek philosopher Archimedes realized that anything that displaces its own weight in water will float. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Surface Crackle

Ever wondered why it's necessary to gather kindling when starting a campfire? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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