A Moment of Science

Female Dragonflies Fake Death to Survive

Dodany: 17 stycznia 2018


Only five species on Earth have been observed pretending to be dead to survive.

Another Good Reason To Go For Thai Food

Dodany: 16 stycznia 2018


One theories suggests there may be more to spicy foods than added flavor.

Why Mowing the Lawn Doesn’t Kill the Grass

Dodany: 15 stycznia 2018


If you cut down an oak tree, the stump dies. But if you cut grass, you don't hurt it at all. That's because new growth on an oak tree is at the tips of the branches; new growth in grass happens at...

Colors That Don’t Fade

Dodany: 12 stycznia 2018


Scientists are researching ways to reproduce structural colors like those found on peacock feathers.

Frogs Are Better Than Princes

Dodany: 11 stycznia 2018


Frogs are fairy-tale creatures in their own right.

Full of Hot Air?   

Dodany: 10 stycznia 2018


It's a gas! Air consists of nitrogen and oxygen and lots of empty space.

Neanderthals Used Tar As Glue

Dodany: 8 stycznia 2018


The oldest archaeological sites showing tar use are about 200,000 years old.

How Roots Soak Up Sunlight

Dodany: 5 stycznia 2018


Plants have evolved complex methods to ensure their survival.

Dinosaur Camouflage

Dodany: 4 stycznia 2018


A recent study found evidence that an ankylosaur coloring was similar to the protective coloration we see in modern animals.

Does Learning How To Read Change The Brain?

Dodany: 2 stycznia 2018


Scientists studied families where one sibling was illiterate and another was literate to investigate reading's effects.

Lack Of Oxygen

Dodany: 1 stycznia 2018


Ever wonder about not having enough air to breath? "Whatever Gets you Through the Night" on today's Moment of Science.

Salmon Have An Internal Compass

Dodany: 1 stycznia 2018


Sockeye salmon are sensitive to Earth's magnetic pull. Scientists discovered that salmon use a trick called "geomagnetic imprinting" to find their way home.

Industrial Melanism

Dodany: 29 grudnia 2017


How do animals adapt and evolve due to industrial pollution?

Newton’s Rainbows

Dodany: 28 grudnia 2017


Sir Isaac Newton experimented frequently to understand why prisms display a rainbow.

Drunk Goldfish

Dodany: 27 grudnia 2017


Goldfish can survive up to five months in oxygen-less water at the bottom of frozen ponds by turning lactic acid into alcohol-ethanol.

Silent Reading

Dodany: 26 grudnia 2017


In the Western World, silent reading has only been around for approximately a thousand years.

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Concrete Recipe

Dodany: 25 grudnia 2017


Due to a secret ingredient, ancient Roman concrete is the world’s most durable and resilient concrete ever created.

The Garbage Collectors Of The Rainforests

Dodany: 22 grudnia 2017


Ants are responsible for removing more than half of the waste on rainforest floors.

Why Does The Moon Look Red During A Complete Lunar Eclipse?

Dodany: 21 grudnia 2017


The next complete lunar eclipse visible in Indiana is on January 31, 2018.

The Qwerty Effect

Dodany: 20 grudnia 2017


Typing may be influencing how you perceive different words.