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.
||Peel the Banana||Hand gestures reinforce the memory of words spoken.||11/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Moment of Crime||Investigators shine a light on crime scenes mysteries with the help of luminol—a luminescent chemical that reacts with blood.||11/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Salt Clumps||Salt absorbs water vapor from surrounding air and sometimes partially liquifies and clumps together in the process.||11/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rabbits Down Under||Leporiphobia is the fear of rabbits. It's a real thing and it's entirely justified.||11/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reentry Heat||The Columbia space shuttle disintegrated while re-entering Earth's atmosphere, because of damage caused early on during its launch. Here's why:||11/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Paleogenomics and the Bronze Age||Genetic analysis of archaeological remains can uncover buried facts about our cultural evolution.||11/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Ecological Niche||An ecological niche is not the space occupied by a species but the set of conditions required for its survival.||11/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Don’t be Choosy||Increased consumer choice decreases your level of satisfaction.||11/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Quail Losers||Lady quails don't go for the prize fighter; they prefer less aggressive males.||11/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Probing Through the Ice: From Antarctica To Europa||Europa, Jupiter's moon, has water that may support life. The only problem is it's buried under a thick layer of ice.||11/16/2015||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!