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.
||Water Deprivation and Eating||When dehydrated, the body makes it difficult to eat in order to conserve water.||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Snail Love Darts||Garden snails, which are hermaphrodites, hurl love darts at their partners to impregnate them.||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Can You Choke a Fly?||Stick with the fly traps or swatters...you can't choke out these pesky pilots.||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chitosan: the New Plastic?||Scientists have developed a natural, biodegradeable plastic from chitinous crustacean shells.||7/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Curious Monkeys||Monkeys will make sacrifices to satisfy their curiosity.||7/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Osteoporosis||Your skeleton serves as a calcium bank account for your body.||7/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Death-defying Turtles||Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.||7/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Helicopter Drones on Mars||Engineers are trying to develop drone helicopters to fly on the red planet to assist the Mars rover's missions.||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Males Rule in Costa Rican Wasp Species||In Costa Rican wasps, gender roles are reversed such that male drones defy the queen.||7/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Making Contact||Contact lenses bring objects into closer and clearer focus.||7/14/2015||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!