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.
||Stinging Caterpillars||Most caterpillars are harmless, but you don't want to take your chances.||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alcohol On A Wound||Alcohol creates a burning sensation on open wounds because it triggers your body's heat receptors.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||My Ouch Ain’t Yours||Pain is experienced differently, as each person produces different levels of pain-numbing endorphins.||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rosetta Stones and Aliens||Can hieroglyphics teach us anything about communicating with alien civilizations?||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Conan the Bacterium||Even global nuclear war couldn't wipe out this powerful strain of bacteria!||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Distract Your Way to Weight Loss||How do you fight snack cravings? Distract yourself from food distractions.||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||It Takes One to Know One||Birds of a feather steal together (and suspiciously hide food from one another).||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Art Began||Scientists date an Indonesian cave painting as 40,000 years old—shaking up previous ideas about art's origins and migration.||3/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gecko Glue||Scientists uncover the secret to geckos' gravity defying mobility: hairy feet.||3/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ghost in the Lab||Scientists trick the brain into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.||3/16/2015||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!