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A Moment of Science

Vegetarian birds have more friends

Dodany: 28 listopada 2022

How does diet impact social life? It turns out vegetarian birds of a feather really do flock together.

Knowing your emotions can reduce anger

Dodany: 25 listopada 2022

While anger can lead to aggression for some, it doesn't in everyone. This difference comes down to emotional differentiation.

Ancient dogs got bigger to guard livestock

Dodany: 24 listopada 2022

Over a relatively short period of 6,000 years, dogs got larger on average. This change didn't come down to simple chance.

How rainbow weevils get their spots

Dodany: 23 listopada 2022

Learn more about why the spots that give the rainbow weevil its name with today's A Moment of Science!

Dinosaur snouts as air conditioning

Dodany: 22 listopada 2022

A dinosaur's nose was surprisingly useful, especially when it needed to cool down.

Why are dogs so friendly towards humans?

Dodany: 21 listopada 2022

We think of dogs as man's best friend, but why does this relationship exist?

Moths have their own acoustic camouflage

Dodany: 18 listopada 2022

Moths' main predators rely on echolocation, so they've adopted their own acoustic camouflage to avoid becoming prey.

Some spots on the Moon are almost room temperature

Dodany: 17 listopada 2022

There's no air or drinkable water on the Moon, but at least the temperature would be pretty comfortable.

Pain and genetic mutation

Dodany: 16 listopada 2022

A rare genetic mutation means some can feel little to no pain. Learn more about it with today's A Moment of Science.

Hummingbirds, altitude, and global climate change

Dodany: 15 listopada 2022

With shifting global temperatures, many environments will change. Not all animals will be able to adapt quickly.

The "thieving magpie" stereotype isn't quite true

Dodany: 11 listopada 2022

The idea of corvids stealing shiny things isn't that true to reality.

Solar power at night

Dodany: 10 listopada 2022

Solar power is a helpful alternative to fossil fuels, with the drawback of not collecting power at night. There may be a new way to conquer this limitation.

Travel by warp bubble

Dodany: 9 listopada 2022

As popularized in science fiction, warp capabilities could greatly reduce travel times. What would make this possible?

Why is the dark side of the Moon so different?

Dodany: 8 listopada 2022

There’s something different about the dark side of the Moon, and it’s not just that we can’t see it from the Earth.

Your shadow can have a halo

Dodany: 7 listopada 2022

Sometimes a faint glow can occur around your shadow. Where does this come from?

How plants make sure their pollen gets delivered to the right place

Dodany: 4 listopada 2022

If a pollinator visits flowers from different species, how do plants make sure their pollen gets to a flower of the same species, a crucial step in making seeds?

Ancient Egyptians and their cats

Dodany: 3 listopada 2022

We've loved cats for thousands of years, but how did this relationship begin?

How to walk from the U.S. to Russia

Dodany: 2 listopada 2022

Did you know you can walk from the U.S. to Russia in only 2.5 miles?

The jabuticaba fruit literally grows on trees

Dodany: 1 listopada 2022

Why would it be unique for a fruit to grow on a tree? Learn more about the jabuticaba with today's A Moment of Science!

Christmas beetles for dinner

Dodany: 31 października 2022

These beetles are a favorite snack among foxes, but is their diet always so simple?