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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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Do People Really Have One-Track Minds?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:00:36 +0000

Have a friend who claims to have a one-track mind? Here's an experiment to test that theory.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/VePozH39VsA/235.mp3




Cannibalism Has Some Advantages

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:00:37 +0000

One study showed that one way caterpillars stopped the spread of disease was to eat the infected.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/gE9aunEJM2I/234.mp3




Touch And Taste And Your Wallet

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:00:40 +0000

In one study, people reacted more favorably to advertisements that emphasized touch and taste.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/KjCbx2vzxHQ/233.mp3




Life Persists

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:00:18 +0000

If the origin of life is at all common, scientists may soon be finding lots of life-bearing worlds.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/pA-eLMXfyqM/232.mp3




Is That Bacteria In Your Eyes?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:00:07 +0000

A recent study found that mice have microbiomes on the surface of their eyes.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/O2NPtRP3UFA/231.mp3




The Story Of Aspirin

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:00:51 +0000

The word aspirin is a combination of two hard to pronounce scientific terms.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/jtXNl4cXxyc/230.mp3




Student Protest on a Physics Exam

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:00:15 +0000

A student reminded his physics professor there is more than one correct way to solve a problem.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/Majo42LbkXE/229.mp3




Jurassic Park Lied To You

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:00:28 +0000

Even though there are elaborate chase scenes in the Jurassic Park movies, T. Rex couldn't run.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/Qd62Evn3Yfk/228.mp3




The Iceman’s Ax

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:00:43 +0000

Ötzi, a glacier mummy discovered in 1991, has helped scientists learn about the Copper Age.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/aZ62m6Qz8Vo/227.mp3




Trypophobia

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:00:31 +0000

Trypophobia is a fear of objects with small holes.(image)


Media Files:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WfiuAMomentOfSciencePodcast/~5/oWLnM1PeE2E/226.mp3