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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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Not Just A Fairy Tale

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:30:32 +0000

Unicorns may have been eight thousand pounds and fifteen feet long.(image)

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Insects May Have Killed Dinosaurs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:30:44 +0000

Malaria has existed in insects for at least 100 million years.(image)

Story Problems For The Birds

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00:39 +0000

Say you load a plane with 2,000 lbs worth of birds. If the birds fly in circles inside the plane, will it be able to take off? Find out on Moment of Science.(image)

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From Three Pounds To Fifty Grams

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:35:58 +0000

Genetically engineered cassava plants are helping sub-Saharan Africans avoid vitamin B6 deficiencies.(image)

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A Sweet Tooth Means A Numb Tongue

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:45:54 +0000

In an ideal universe you could scarf cartons of super vanilla swirl ice cream every night after dinner without remorse. In the real world, however, there's a price to pay for such indulgence, and ice cream seems to be the worst offender in terms of calories. Is there a reason why it has to be so very fattening? Learn more on this Moment of Science.(image)

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A World Without Insects

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:45:39 +0000

Without insects, you'd eliminate certain kinds of fruits and vegetables, and that might make it difficult to put together a picnic lunch. And of course, you'd also miss out on insect products like honey or silk.(image)

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As The World Turns

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:00:01 +0000

Want to see proof that the Earth is spinning on its axis?(image)

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It’s Not Easy Being Blue

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:00:05 +0000

So if you're lying down, it'll settle down to your back and drain out of your face.(image)

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That Orchid Needs A Shower

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:30:46 +0000

Not all plants are perfume-worthy. Read about the orchid that smells like body odor.(image)

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What Did That Pigeon Say?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:30:39 +0000

Is that weird noise coming from those pigeons' beaks?(image)

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