A Moment of Science

Heart Rates

Dodany: 31 stycznia 2019

The heart rate of animals varies widely relative to the size of the animal.

Shark Sibling Rivalry

Dodany: 30 stycznia 2019

The sand tiger shark has a mode of reproduction called "embryonic cannibalism," in which embryos consume all of their siblings before birth.


Dodany: 29 stycznia 2019

Magnesite is a carbonate mineral, which means it captures CO2 when it's formed.

The Biology of Curls

Dodany: 28 stycznia 2019

The shape of hair follicles determines whether human hair is curly or straight.

Dental Anxiety

Dodany: 25 stycznia 2019

Fathers play a large role in influencing their children's attitudes toward the dentist.

Herbal Warfare

Dodany: 24 stycznia 2019

Crabgrass releases chemicals that reduce the amount of carbon in the surrounding soil in order to eliminate competing plants.

Biased Algorithms

Dodany: 23 stycznia 2019

AI robots can develop prejudices independent of human error.

Math Is Not a Language

Dodany: 22 stycznia 2019

Recent research suggests that math is not a language.

How Fireflies Survive

Dodany: 21 stycznia 2019

New research shows how fireflies use their flashing bodies to avoid bats.

Literature and the Brain

Dodany: 18 stycznia 2019

A recent study indicates that reading fiction helps improve the brain's capacity for creativity.

Lassen Volcanic National Park May Hold Answers To Evolution

Dodany: 16 stycznia 2019

The discovery of a strange virus living in a hot, acidic lake may hold the answer to the evolution of DNA as today's most common genetic molecule.

All The Other Hominins Are Extinct

Dodany: 15 stycznia 2019

Modern human beings, Homo sapiens, and our closest relatives are called hominins.

Are All Antioxidants The Same?

Dodany: 14 stycznia 2019

I've heard a lot about how antioxidants can help prevent disease. Does that mean that I should eat as much antioxidant rich foods as possible?

Brain Aging And The Brain’s Lymphatic Vessels

Dodany: 11 stycznia 2019

In 2018, a team of American and Italian scientists published an important new discovery about the function of the lymphatic vessels around the brain.

How Rainbow Weevils Get Their Rainbow Spots

Dodany: 9 stycznia 2019

Meet the rainbow weevil.

Climate Change And Insects Eating More Crops

Dodany: 7 stycznia 2019

Insects' metabolisms speed up in hotter temperatures.

The Power Of Cute

Dodany: 4 stycznia 2019

I've heard that owning a dog or cat can be a good way to deal with stress and ward off depression. Is that true?

Crows And Magpies Just Have Bad Reputations

Dodany: 3 stycznia 2019

In a recent study, crows and magpies were observed to be mostly uninterested in shiny objects.

Cilantro: Love It Or Hate It?

Dodany: 2 stycznia 2019

According to scientists working at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the smell of cilantro usually produces a "love it" or "hate it" response.

Scaring Birds Off With Lasers

Dodany: 1 stycznia 2019

Starlings can do incredible damage to a commercial farm's profits.