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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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From Pantomime to Stable Sign

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:00:49 +0000

It only takes five generations of learners for a pantomime to become a stable sign.(image)

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Humpty Dumpty Wasn’t A Cat

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:00:39 +0000

You may have seen a cat fall from a tree or high rooftop. Ever wonder how felines can survive such great falls?(image)

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:00:05 +0000

What are afterglows and how do they appear? Find out on this Moment of Science.(image)

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Plants in Motion

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:00:39 +0000

Have you ever noticed that plants seem to move? Just the other day it seemed as though the plant on my desk was moving. When I came in early that morning, its leaves were tilted downwards, and later they were tilted up.(image)

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Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:00:52 +0000

Many bird-of-paradise species have evolved colorful plumage - a result of special eating habits and behaviors. These exotic birds show just how complex evolution can be!(image)

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Bright Lights, Brighter Moths

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:00:08 +0000

Moths are much less attracted to artificial light than they used to be.(image)

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The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:00:29 +0000

generating and maintaining extra organs and tissues uses up a lot of energy that could be better spent on reproduction.(image)

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The Polar Lights We Can’t See

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:30:12 +0000

Every planet with a magnetic field can produce polar lights. So why can't we see Jupiter's?(image)

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Boiling Water Under Boiling Clouds

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:00:43 +0000

You may be surprised to hear that it's actually easier to boil water on stormy days than it is when the weather is clear and sunny. Find out why on today's "Moment of Science."(image)

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3D Glasses For Praying Mantises

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:00:35 +0000

How did scientists confirm stereoscopic vision in praying mantises? By making them watch 3D movies.(image)

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