A Moment of Science

Four Species, Not One

Dodany: 3 lutego 2017


Conservationists recently determined that there are actually four different species of giraffes.

Sunrise, Sunset

Dodany: 2 lutego 2017


Now, at sunset, the lowest mile or so of the atmosphere is filled with things like vehicle exhaust, dust, smoke, and water vapor, and all these pollutants scatter light.

Goldilocks Parenting

Dodany: 1 lutego 2017


Overly punitive and overly permissive parenting styles can have adverse effects on children.

For Many, Snow Is Necessary

Dodany: 31 stycznia 2017


The National Science Foundation is studying snowfall.

Wrong Name

Dodany: 27 stycznia 2017


Have your parents ever called you the wrong name?

How Leaf Cutter Ants Farm

Dodany: 26 stycznia 2017


Leaf cutter ants have been fungus farming for millions of years.

By Land and By Sea

Dodany: 24 stycznia 2017


Researchers at Nagoya University have developed an index to predict whether animals lived on the land, in the sea, or in both habitats.

How to Heave Your Guts

Dodany: 20 stycznia 2017


You've probably heard the rather crude expression "to heave your guts" used to refer to vomiting. In the case of frogs and toads, "heaving your guts" can have a much more literal connotation. Learn...

The Smell of Suspense

Dodany: 19 stycznia 2017


When a person is watching a movie, their brains and bodies are reacting.

Early Impact Proved With Spherules

Dodany: 18 stycznia 2017


While the most famous asteroid to hit the Earth was 65 million years ago, scientists have found proof of an even earlier impact.

Obesity And A Lack Of Fatty Tissue

Dodany: 17 stycznia 2017


People with lipodystrophy can have Type 2 diabetes while still remaining very thin.

Pulsars Not Aliens

Dodany: 16 stycznia 2017


Mysterious radio signals were found in space. Could they be from aliens? Or something else?

Why You Can’t Knock Down a Clown

Dodany: 13 stycznia 2017


Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, and it would always spring upright again. How did...

Tanana Arctic: Brand-New And Very Old

Dodany: 12 stycznia 2017


For years, a new species of butterfly was hiding in plain sight.

Hidden Rooms In King Tut’s Tomb Found And Disputed

Dodany: 11 stycznia 2017


Egyptologists and Radar Specialists found two need rooms in King Tut's tomb. Or did they?

Routine Blood Tests May Help Doctors Diagnose Cancer Faster

Dodany: 10 stycznia 2017


Researchers hope that by 2021, liquid biopsies will be a part of an annual physical exam.

It’s Not Bad Manners, It’s Low Oxytocin

Dodany: 9 stycznia 2017


Oxytocin is released into the blood to help regulate several biological functions. It may also be connected to social abilities.

Understanding Lichen

Dodany: 5 stycznia 2017


Recently the way people understand and define lichen has changed.

Why Do We Love Junk Food?

Dodany: 4 stycznia 2017


Admit it, though you appear to turn down fatty foods with a stoical disregard, when nobody is looking you dive into a deep-dish pizza. It's okay, everyone does this. An interesting question,...

Four Billion Year Old Crystals

Dodany: 2 stycznia 2017


Zircon may be able to tell us more about the Earth's past.