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.
||CleanThe Octopus’s Genes||Despite being mollusks, octopuses have a complex genome that is nearly the size of humans'.||2/5/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGrey Goo Attack||Nanotechnology scientists dream of some day creating robots the size of molecules, and that has alarmists predicting apocalyptic results.||2/4/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPillar-poo||The silver-spotted skipper caterpillar can catapult its poop up to five feet away.||2/3/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGood News: Hot Chocolate Is Good for Your Heart!||Hot cocoa contains 2-3 times the amount of antioxidants that green tea.||2/2/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSwim Like A Fish||Fish navigate through turbulent water by wiggling around wave vortices.||2/1/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNo Rose By Your Nose||To recall the smell of something absent,||1/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHuman Beings: Superpredators?||Technology is enabling humans to hunt and fish at unprecedented rates, putting many species at risk of extinction.||1/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHeat Sensing Pits||Rattlers have special heat-sensing organs that help them spot a hot meal.||1/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGreat Big Disaster||Trilobites and 95 percent of marine creatures went the "way of the dinosaurs" during the Permian extinction, millions of years before dinosaurs existed.||1/25/2016||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!