A Moment of Science
Can Lightning Strike You In The Shower?
You may have heard that it's unsafe to shower during a thunderstorm. Ever wonder if this cautionary advice has any truth to it?
The Golden Snooze?
It is clear that sufficient sleep and health go hand-in-hand. But is it possible to get too much sleep?
Bursting balloons make a lot of noise. How can something so simple be so loud?
Drink Tea To Ward Off Cancer?
In this Moment of Science, we discuss the possible anticancer benefits of drinking green tea.
Linking Chemicals To Brain Disorders
While clear causal links remain elusive, there is mounting evidence that some industrial chemicals may be hurting our brains.
A Mechanical Leech?
There aren't too many of us who think leeches are cool--but they are still used in medicine, and now there is even a mechanical leech.
Those Who Don’t Like Music
As it turns out, not everyone loves music. How is this possible?
While actually working out is the best way to get stronger, research suggests that even just thinking about lifting heavy objects can yield results.
It's hard to believe such a common medical tool could be so dangerous, but it is.
What We Can Learn From Martian Meteorites
Over the years, scientists have found many meteorites they believe came to Earth from Mars. These bits of debris have many interesting things to say.
How Seatbelts Work
The most important part of a seat belt is the spool's locking mechanism--a device that makes the belt hold tight in the unfortunate event of a crash. The locking mechanism is activated either by the car's movement or by the belt's movement.
Ants And Antibiotics
Humans aren't the only creatures to exploit the anti-fungal properties of some bacteria.
What’s Up With Pigs And Mud?
Ever wonder why pigs roll in the mud? You'd never see a human doing that, unless of course they were mud wrestling.
Have You Heard Of Bitumen?
You might not know it, but you very likely use bitumen every day.
Eyes With Mirrors
In the animal kingdom, not all eyes are created equal.
Phytoplankton, The Ocean’s Carbon-Grubbing Skin
Plankton aren't just the foundation of the ocean's food chain; they're also really important for getting carbon dioxide out of the air.
The Ocean Of Europa
Could the frigid waters of Jupiter's moon Europa host alien life?
Is Lip Balm Addictive?
You may feel addicted to your lip balm, but are you actually addicted?
It's not just humans that know how to groove. Other mammals do too!
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