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.
||Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité…and the Metric System?||French scientists originally determined the length of a meter by measuring the distance between the North Pole and the equator and then dividing it by ten million.||10/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Born to Roam||Polar bears can't bear to be locked up in zoos because it's in their nature to roam long distances.||10/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Multi-tasking and Exercise||Exercising while doing certain cognitive tasks can actually improve performance.||10/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tapping Caterpillars||They don't have vocal chords, but caterpillars use sound to try to scare off intruders.||10/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ghostly Objects Surrounding Distant Galaxies||In 2007, a Dutch schoolteacher discovered green ghostly structures surrounding distant galaxies that he dubbed "voorwerps."||9/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Orangutan Travel Plans: Give a Holler!||Not unlike Tarzan, male orangutans belt out warning calls to indicate their whereabouts while tree-hopping.||9/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fetus Learning||Fetuses can recognize their mothers voice; when they hear it, their heartbeat accelerates.||9/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nature’s Helicopters||Hummingbirds appear to hover effortlessly midair. Here's why they look like they're floating when they're flying:||9/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||An Ocean on Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede||Measuring data from the Hubble telescope, NASA has discovered a salt-water ocean on Jupiter's largest moon beneath layers of ice.||9/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Oldest Human Footprints||Human footprints from 350,000 years ago have been discovered preserved in volcanic ash.||9/22/2015||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!