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The 90 Second Naturalist
Show all from this expertSharks Vital to Food Chain
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90-Second Naturalist for Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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Backyard Astronomy
Show all from this expertLunar Observing Tips and the King of the Planets
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Welcome in 2009 with the king of the planets, Saturn. Saturn is slowly rising in the east and is gearing up for a great show in the next few months. Lunar observing tips are also discussed.
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Mr. Wizards Fun Science Facts
Show all from this expertHow does an Atomic Bomb Work?
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Jason wants to know how an Atomic Bomb works. The reaction is totally different than a chemical explosion and far more interesting. In this lesson we discuss the basics of fission and fussion. (No deep dark secrets were revealed during the recording of this lesson)
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Show all from this expertFireflies - What makes them light up?
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Joey writes in to ask about Fireflies. What makes them light up? Does the light get hot and does it hurt the firefly? We'll talk about bioluminesence and glowing creatures here.
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The Discovery Files
Show all from this expertBlindsided -- The Discovery Files
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People who have been blind from birth make use of the visual parts of their brain to refine their sensation of sound and touch, according to an international team of researchers led by neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center.
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Backyard Astronomy
Show all from this expertDecember Sky Highlights
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Pull up a chair and settle in for a great month of astronomy! The sky is quickly changing and our winter constellations are marching in. This month we have a lot of celestial events happening including the moon and pleiades occultation, the Geminid meteor shower pick, and Saturn coming into view early in the morning. Pull up a blanket, a cup of coffee, and your favorite chair for a great month of observing!
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Show all from this expertIs Human Hibernation Possible?
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Hannah emails us to tell of a recent episode of CSI she just saw that showed Human Hibernation. She wanted to know if what she saw could happen and how Hibernation works.
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Mr. Wizards Fun Science Facts
Show all from this expertWhy Dont my Farts Smell Like Pizza?
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Eric emails us to ask us a question about his diet and the production of gas in his system. Ok, to put it simply, he asks Why Don't My Farts Smell Like Pizza?
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The Discovery Files
Show all from this expertBlow Flies -- The Discovery Files
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A Caltech biologist and his research team have identified how the antennae of fruit flies process the feeling of wind and then how the flies respond by standing completely still.
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Backyard Astronomy
Show all from this expertMeteor Showers
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We all saw the great show this past weekend. Now we take a look at what exactly causes a shower to happen, as well as some popular showers throughout the year. P.S. Sorry for some of my pronunciations, they may have been a little off :)
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Mr. Wizards Fun Science Facts
Show all from this expertCooking at high altitude - Why the difference?
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Myla wants to know why their are different directions for cooking at high altitudes versus low ones. Well Myla, its not just about the time and temperature, its all about the pressure!
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The Discovery Files
Show all from this expertVicarious Thrill -- The Discovery Files
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A new study out of Harvard and the University of Virginia finds that you are more likely to know what will make you happy if you ask a total stranger. Another person's experiences are often more informative than your own best guess.
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The 90 Second Naturalist
Show all from this expertSmall Cats
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90-Second Naturalist for Monday, November 22, 2010
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The 90 Second Naturalist
Show all from this expertGiant Bird Fossil - With Teeth
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90-Second Naturalist for Friday, November 19, 2010
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Show all from this expertNovocaine - How does it work?
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I broke a tooth the other day and have a trip to the Dentist scheduled. I hope to get a bit of Novocaine to ease the pain, but how does that work?
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Backyard Astronomy
Show all from this expertJanuary Sky Tour
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Join us for the return of Backyard Astronomy and the January Sky Tour! Sorry for the delay, but Backyard Astronomy is back, so tune in and tell all of your friends!!
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Show all from this expertTransparent Aluminum - Science Fact or Science Fiction?
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Jeff writes in today to discuss his interest in science fiction and in particular the existance of Transparent Aluminum. Can we really create such a material?
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The Discovery Files
Show all from this expertWet and Wild -- The Discovery Files
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Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, are studying the physical property of repelling water known as super-hydrophobia. Through computer aided tests, researches pinpointed what allows the surface of some plants and animals to always repel water.
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The Discovery Files
Show all from this expertLetter Carrier -- The Discovery Files
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Mayo Clinic neuroscientists have demonstrated how brain waves can be used to type alphanumerical characters on a computer screen. By merely focusing on the letter q in a matrix of letters, for example, that q appears on the monitor.
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The Discovery Files
Show all from this expertHooked On Photonics -- The Discovery Files
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Purdue University researchers have developed a miniature device capable of converting ultrafast laser pulses into bursts of radio-frequency signals, a step toward making wires obsolete for communications in homes and offices of the future.
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