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These vignettes remove some of the mystery from science, but not the wonder. A Moment of Science makes you think "Wow, that's neat!" and go tell somebody else about it. We've all hit our "funny bone." Why does it feel like that? What do bicycles, footballs, and space shuttles have in common? Can you really learn while you are asleep? Why do some birds hop and others walk? These and other questions about the world we live in are answered in A Moment of Science.

These vignettes remove some of the mystery from science, but not the wonder. A Moment of Science makes you think "Wow, that's neat!" and go tell somebody else about it. We've all hit our "funny bone." Why does it feel like that? What do bicycles, footballs, and space shuttles have in common? Can you really learn while you are asleep? Why do some birds hop and others walk? These and other questions about the world we live in are answered in A Moment of Science.
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These vignettes remove some of the mystery from science, but not the wonder. A Moment of Science makes you think "Wow, that's neat!" and go tell somebody else about it. We've all hit our "funny bone." Why does it feel like that? What do bicycles, footballs, and space shuttles have in common? Can you really learn while you are asleep? Why do some birds hop and others walk? These and other questions about the world we live in are answered in A Moment of Science.

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Episodes

How Photos Are Developed

11/19/2018
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Here's a two minute explainer about photochemistry.

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Ghost In The Lab

11/16/2018
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The brain tricks itself into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.

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The Sun Stands Out Amidst Solar Twins

11/15/2018
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Among 79 stars with several similarities—size, temperature, iron content, gravity—our sun is unusual.

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Trading Plastics Now

11/14/2018
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For years, China had taken on more than its share of the burden to manage the world’s waste, primarily sent from the U.S., Britain, Germany, and Japan.

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Why Do Salmon Leap?

11/13/2018
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One reason why a salmon might leap out of the water? To try to shake off sea lice.

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Why Are Mountain Beavers’ Brains Smaller Than Their Ancestors?

11/12/2018
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A big brain might seem like a good thing, but they can actually be a liability.

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Bat Jammers

11/9/2018
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Bats can create noise that disrupts other bats' sonar signals.

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The World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

11/8/2018
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Learn more about the current fastest supercomputer in the world: Summit.

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Complex Organic Molecules On Enceladus

11/7/2018
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In 2018, researches published a new analysis of Cassini's data and announced a major discovery: plumes gushing from Enceladus' surface contain complex organic molecules.

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Youth Health Now

11/6/2018
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From 2010 to 2017, half of the twenty million new STDs reported each year were among young people.

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What Is Latex?

11/2/2018
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Latex is an ingredient in so many things! But where does it come from?

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Dusky Dottyback Fish Go Undercover

11/1/2018
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Meet The Dusty Dottyback. It looks cute, but its ability to change its appearance makes it a fierce aquatic predator.

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Tasteless Penguins

10/31/2018
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Due to cold temperatures, penguins have lost the majority of their taste receptors.

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Saying Hello To GJ273b

10/30/2018
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In 2017, a message was sent by European and American scientists in collaboration with Spain’s Sónar Music Festival toward Luyten's star which is circled by a potentially habitable exoplanet called GJ273b.

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Sponges: Stranger than Science Fiction

10/29/2018
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Sponges are expert shape shifters that let the world (and food) come to them.

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A Beginner’s Guide To CERN

10/26/2018
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CERN researches basic aspects of the universe, such as light, the Big Bang, antimatter, black holes, gravity, and much more.

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Can Bees Understand The Concept Of Zero?

10/25/2018
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In one study, bees when shown two cards were able to identify cards that had more or less dots on them.

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How Technology Created The Mid-Atlantic Accent

10/24/2018
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Analog mechanisms typically used a large cone to channel air pressure inside the device where a diaphragm moved a stylus that carved sound waves onto a roll of coated paper or soft metal. Only a segment of the audible sound spectrum can be heard in early recordings.

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Describing Smells In English

10/19/2018
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One's olfactory senses are heightened by words that describe those smells.

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This Is Your Brain On Spirituality

10/18/2018
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If you're doing intense yoga, your brain scans might look similar to those praying.

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