A Moment of Science

Why are dogs such messy drinkers?

Hinzugefügt: 5. Dezember 2023

Dogs aren't quite as graceful as we humans when it comes to taking a drink. But you might give your pooch more credit if you knew that her lapping method is the most effective one.

Wallabies in England?

Hinzugefügt: 4. Dezember 2023

Imagine yourself walking through the English countryside. You might expect to come across some squirrels, moles, foxes, and badgers. However, you may find an unexpected animal friend crossing you...

Rats stay closer together in colder temperatures

Hinzugefügt: 1. Dezember 2023

Have you ever watched a bunch of rats hanging out together? You might notice something interesting.

Air pressure and drinking straws

Hinzugefügt: 30. November 2023

When you sit down to a glass of iced tea with a straw in it, you might say that you are sucking the tea up through the straw. But is this accurate?

Today's sturgeon is a blast from the past

Hinzugefügt: 29. November 2023

If you want a piece of living history, where would you look? You could visit California’s giant redwoods, or simply watch the birds, those descendants of dinosaurs. But consider, instead, the...

Your skin's thermometer

Hinzugefügt: 28. November 2023

What temperature is comfortable for your skin? The answer might be different from air temperature.

Don't count out moths when it comes to pollination

Hinzugefügt: 27. November 2023

When you think of pollination, you probably think of bees buzzing around on a bright summer day.

Why would you drive a cockroach?

Hinzugefügt: 24. November 2023

Scientists found a way to drive a cockroach the way you might drive a car. What does that mean?

How do insects drink?

Hinzugefügt: 23. November 2023

Insects need water just like the rest of us, so how do they drink?

Healing damage from a heart attack

Hinzugefügt: 22. November 2023

Some medical researchers are looking for new ways to prevent heart attack damage from happening.

Does money bring happiness?

Hinzugefügt: 21. November 2023

According to that famous Beatles song, no: "Money Can't Buy Me Love." But, of course, the Beatles also had a hit with their cover of the Motown song "Money, That's What I Want."

The yeast that was lost and found

Hinzugefügt: 20. November 2023

Ask any brewer and they will tell you that yeast is the secret to making beer.

Does trampling the lawn really harm the grass?

Hinzugefügt: 17. November 2023

Hurting a blade of grass isn't the end of its life. But how does it affect the soil?

Stink bugs aren't all bad

Hinzugefügt: 16. November 2023

Many species of stink bugs are also pests, but some are beneficial.

Don't tie yourself in (muscle) knots

Hinzugefügt: 15. November 2023

You might be sitting in your car. Or slouching at your desk. Or hunched over your phone. Take a minute to think: are you comfortable?

Gone fishing, virtually

Hinzugefügt: 14. November 2023

A lot of the time phishing is used by people who want to steal your personal information and bank account numbers.

Stressed out quails and their eggs

Hinzugefügt: 13. November 2023

There's been a long debate between nature and nurture. Scientists have found evidence of a quail's environment impacting egg development.

Social isolation and inflammation

Hinzugefügt: 10. November 2023

There’s research showing that social isolation is associated with increase inflammation in the body.

There's plastic dust all over our national parks

Hinzugefügt: 9. November 2023

Our national parks are being coated in dust: plastic dust.

Wishing on a meteor shower's shooting stars

Hinzugefügt: 8. November 2023

If you see a shooting star, make a wish. If you see scores of shooting stars, make a note: you’re witnessing a meteor shower.