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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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DNA Storage Solution

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:15 +0000

As more and more data is generated, researchers are trying to find new storage methods.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/-cJ59lE52YA/035.mp3




A Fishy Gaze

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:00:24 +0000

If you swam to the bottom of a muddy pond to visit a green sunfish, you'd find water that was thick and murky. Green sunfish, however, can see quite well down here--well enough to hunt and avoid predators. How?(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/4Q0mhf8YBPE/034.mp3




How Cold Does It Feel?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:39 +0000

What is the difference between the actual temperature outside and a temperature based on the wind-chill temperature index. Learn more on this Moment of Science.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/Z-a9ZbSiFqE/033.mp3




Project Starshot

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:00:22 +0000

What if only took 20 years, rather than 30,000, to reach Proxima Centauri?(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/1c3f5CeMoEE/032.mp3




Where Did Carbon Come From?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:00:23 +0000

Carbon is key to life on earth. But was carbon there from the beginning, when the planet formed?(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/qd9cAKiQQqc/031.mp3




Deer Attack

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:00:13 +0000

Trees know when someone or something is eating them.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/hHlU_J8M7Rg/030.mp3




Introducing Ost-65

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:54 +0000

Ost-65 looks like an average meteorite, but its chemical make-up is unusual for meteorites on Earth.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/VD5L6IaJej0/029.mp3




Moon Tan

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:00:20 +0000

Can spending enough time under a very bright moon get you tan? Learn more on this Moment of Science.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/84CrYmQpqqU/028.mp3




The Moon is 238,900 Miles Away

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:00:53 +0000

Why is it so hard for people to visually judge how far away the moon is?(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/2-BvD9cNgVU/027.mp3




The Brain Of A Psychopath

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:00:08 +0000

Scientists are studying how to diagnose psychopathy using MRIs.(image)


Media Files:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/afvVSSgXJn0/026.mp3