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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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Bloomington, IN

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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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English


Episodes

Don’t Smell Your Cake

12/8/2017
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A person's sense of smell can affect their ability to gain and lose weight.

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Limey

12/7/2017
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The origin of the word limey has roots in people's understanding of treating scurvy.

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My Best Friends Won The Super Bowl!

12/6/2017
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Ever notice how sports fans insist on talking as if they're one of the players when all you do is watch the games on TV? It could be that cheering a particular team gives them an identity and sense of belonging. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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Episodic Memory In Animals

12/5/2017
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Scientists are studying scrub jays to see if they have episodic memories.

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How To Be Honest And Private

12/4/2017
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Randomized polling allows people to be honest even when the answers are embarrassing.

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Goodbye Sun, Goodbye Earth

11/30/2017
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Billions of years from now, the sun will expand and engulf the Earth.

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Microbes And Athletes

11/29/2017
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Maybe it's not just talent and training that differentiates good and great athletes.

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Why Does Your Cotton Shirt Get Wrinkled?

11/28/2017
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Your body's temperature affects your cotton shirts.

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Why Are Dogs Such Messy Drinkers?

11/27/2017
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Dogs stay hydrated by plunging their tongue deep into water and curving it backwards into a sort of ladle shape.

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Do People Really Have One-Track Minds?

11/24/2017
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Have a friend who claims to have a one-track mind? Here's an experiment to test that theory.

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Cannibalism Has Some Advantages

11/23/2017
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One study showed that one way caterpillars stopped the spread of disease was to eat the infected.

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Touch And Taste And Your Wallet

11/22/2017
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In one study, people reacted more favorably to advertisements that emphasized touch and taste.

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Life Persists

11/21/2017
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If the origin of life is at all common, scientists may soon be finding lots of life-bearing worlds.

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Is That Bacteria In Your Eyes?

11/20/2017
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A recent study found that mice have microbiomes on the surface of their eyes.

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The Story Of Aspirin

11/17/2017
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The word aspirin is a combination of two hard to pronounce scientific terms.

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Student Protest on a Physics Exam

11/16/2017
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A student reminded his physics professor there is more than one correct way to solve a problem.

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Jurassic Park Lied To You

11/15/2017
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Even though there are elaborate chase scenes in the Jurassic Park movies, T. Rex couldn't run.

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The Iceman’s Ax

11/14/2017
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Ötzi, a glacier mummy discovered in 1991, has helped scientists learn about the Copper Age.

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Trypophobia

11/13/2017
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Trypophobia is a fear of objects with small holes.

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Being Bilingual Is Good For Your Brain

11/10/2017
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People who are bilingual may gain some mental advantages even beyond the realm of language control.

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