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You have questions and A Moment of Science has answers. These two-minute audio podcasts provide the scientific story behind some of life's most perplexing mysteries. There's no need to be blinded by science. Explore it, have fun with it, but most of all l

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Who Started The Fight?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:00:41 +0000

Recent studies showed that eyewitness accounts can be tainted by discussions with other eyewitnesses.(image)

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Why Fish Smells More than Meat

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:00:33 +0000

The reason fish smell bad is partly chemical, partly psychological.(image)

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Old Books And Beetles

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:20 +0000

Scientists are studying books from hundreds of years ago to learn more about beetles.(image)

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Your Brain And Lymphatic Vessels

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:00:53 +0000

In 2015, scientists made an accidental discovery that changed our understanding of the human brain's relationship with the immune system.(image)

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Galileo’s Job Application

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:00:28 +0000

Galileo knew the right ways to flatter the right people.(image)

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Frog Knees

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:13 +0000

A recent study indicates that frogs were the among animals to evolve kneecaps.(image)

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Don’t Smell Your Cake

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:00:37 +0000

A person's sense of smell can affect their ability to gain and lose weight.(image)

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:00:36 +0000

The origin of the word limey has roots in people's understanding of treating scurvy.(image)

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My Best Friends Won The Super Bowl!

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:00:24 +0000

Ever notice how sports fans insist on talking as if they're one of the players when all you do is watch the games on TV? It could be that cheering a particular team gives them an identity and sense of belonging. Learn more on this Moment of Science.(image)

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Episodic Memory In Animals

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:00:07 +0000

Scientists are studying scrub jays to see if they have episodic memories.(image)

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