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Ah, There’s the Rub

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:34 +0000

Anyone who owns a cat is familiar with the head-bumping way they greet you, but what does this behavior mean? Learn more on this Moment of Science.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/scG3x3ioSpo/246.mp3




Congeners and Hangovers

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:00:31 +0000

One reason why last night's red wine is making you so miserable today? Congeners.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/pN5p77aC90k/245.mp3




The Grandmother Effect

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:00:52 +0000

Asian elephant calves born in captivity die young approximately 50% of the time.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/jkHd8bwp6a4/244.mp3




The False City of Zakynthos

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:41 +0000

What appeared to be an ancient city destroyed by tidal waves was something else entirely.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/McvwYHQ2QdQ/243.mp3




Processing Moral Dilemmas

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:00:39 +0000

After all, as children we internalize the emotional reactions of those around us and store them in emotional brain circuits. Then, later, when we encounter a moral problem, these automatic gut feelings guide our decision- making.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/0ZgFa8SNpqE/242.mp3




A Treadmill For The Mind

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:00:26 +0000

You've been on a treadmill for a while and then suddenly step off. Why do you feel like you're moving much faster than you think you should be?(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/fDjpt0j4I44/134.mp3




What It’s Like To Be Three

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:00:17 +0000

Most people will agree they cannot remember much, if anything, prior to around age four. Yet when we look at a two or three year-old, perception and cognition appear to be in place and functioning. Why are those years lost to us?(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/5-24NcrKuQc/234.mp3




That Fish Recognizes Your Face

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:18 +0000

It's not just humans, sheep, dogs, and horses that can recognize faces.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/NulV_RXQOAk/239.mp3




Why Don’t Humans Have Spots Or Stripes?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:00:33 +0000

Ever wondered why we humans don't have spots or stripes? Well, maybe you haven't, but it is interesting that so many creatures are multicolored but we are not.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/pS_SJ9P0QIE/206.mp3




King Tut’s Space Dagger

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000

You don't have to smelt iron if it comes from a meteorite.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/Z3SVFiCJJbA/237.mp3