A Moment of Science: Audio
By A Moment of Science (amomentofscience.org)
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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 learn from it. A Moment of Science is a production of WFIU Public Media from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
||Is Grilling Bad For You?||In the northern hemisphere, it's getting to be grilling season again. Before you get too excited, though, there are a few things you should know.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Scientists Create Coffee-Chomping Bacteria||Though you may think you love caffeine, you're no match for this custom-built E. coli strain.||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Breaking The World Record For Not Sleeping||How long do you think is the world record for going without sleep? (Hint: It's a really, really long time.)||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Warming And Mammalian Dwarfism||55 million years ago, as the Earth heated up, many mammal species got smaller. Could the same thing happen again with human-induced global climate change?||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Monogamy Evolved?||When it comes to the evolutionary origins of monogamy, scientists still have a long way to go.||4/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Invasion Of The Giant African Land Snails||In Florida, there are invasive snails the size of rodents -- and they're wreaking havoc!||4/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Antarctic Volcano?||According to geologists, there's something very hot going on under all that ice.||4/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Beetles Fool Bees||This feat of collective mimicry is a testament to just how clever evolution can be.||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Trans Fats Explained||They've gotten a bad wrap over the years, but what are trans fats exactly?||4/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sleeping In Space||Research has shown that people snore less in space. Could this have any ramifications has for us here on Earth?||4/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
The moments of science are great, but the bumpers and ads are annoying and the 'banter' of the speakers is terrible. Forget the acting - it SUCKS. Just give the facts.
never be short on conversation starters...
These are the perfect amount of information and always fascinating enough to give you an endless supply of "interesting tidbits" to start an interesting conversation at all those boring holiday office parties. hooray for moment of science! (i think the little conversations are a little awkward sometimes too, but i like them nonetheless).
A moment of interesting facts.
Great little show, always something interesting. Similar to "Scientific Americans 60 Second Science" podcast which I also listen too. Keep up the good work!