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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

Why Howler Monkeys Are Changing Color

3/21/2019
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Scientists think that pesticides are causing Costa Rican howler monkeys to change color.

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What Groundhogs Are Really Looking For

3/20/2019
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Around the first week of February, male groundhogs emerge from hibernation to start looking for female groundhogs.

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How Fruit Flies Learn To Behave

3/19/2019
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Fruit flies are capable of learning behavior and passing it down to subsequent generations.

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Human Echolocation

3/18/2019
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Scientists have shown that many blind people develop enhanced hearing abilities.

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Massive Cave Found In Canada

3/15/2019
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A newly discovered cave could very well be tens of thousands of years old, and dangerous to explore.

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Magpie Egg Hormones

3/14/2019
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Magpie jays are omnivorous and known for their intelligence, curiosity and boisterous vocalizations. Some magpies behave very differently from others.

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Global Warming May Happen More Rapidly Than Previously Thought

3/13/2019
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According to a new report from the United Nations, immediate solutions to global warming are needed to prevent the most serious effects of climate change.

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Orangutans Dwelling On The Past

3/12/2019
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There are signs that orangutans are communicating about the past, the first evidence that primates other than humans have that ability.

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The Unexplained Appearance of Oumuamua

3/11/2019
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Scientists have discovered the first ever object from interstellar space in the solar system.

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Silent Bees

3/8/2019
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Citizen scientists were involved in a fascinating study of multiple bee populations.

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How Language Changes On The Internet

3/7/2019
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Cities like Atlanta have a much larger impact on American English than more populous cities like Dallas.

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The Rare Phenomenon Of Blue Ice

3/6/2019
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In rare circumstances, Antarctic ice can appear blue.

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How The Brain Sees

3/5/2019
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The human brain uses the same areas for both imagination and vision.

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Orangutans Plan For The Future

3/4/2019
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Orangutans show signs of long-term planning in the way that they move through their habitat.

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Smelling Your Way Around

3/1/2019
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Scientists at McGill University in Canada have found that people who have a great sense of smell are often also good navigators.

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Dinosaur Feathers Found In Amber

2/28/2019
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Scientists have found evidence that dinosaurs had feathers.

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Save The Axolotl

2/27/2019
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The wild axolotl population is critically endangered, even though domesticated axolotl salamanders are quite popular as pets.

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The Regeneration Of The Axolotl

2/26/2019
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Axolotls can regenerate body parts in a matter of months.

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Can Animals Tell Time?

2/25/2019
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New research suggests that mice possess a sense of what time it is.

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Darwin’s Mystery Animals

2/22/2019
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The Macrauchenia is an extinct mammal from South America. New research analyzing the collagen in its bones has helped reveal new insights about its origins.

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