WFIU: A Moment of Science

WFIU: A Moment of Science


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Humpty Dumpty Wasn't A Cat

You may have seen a cat fall from a tree or high rooftop. Ever wonder how felines can survive such great falls?


What are afterglows and how do they appear? Find out on this Moment of Science.

Plants in Motion

Have you ever noticed that plants seem to move? Just the other day it seemed as though the plant on my desk was moving. When I came in early that morning, its leaves were tilted downwards, and later they were tilted up.

Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Many bird-of-paradise species have evolved colorful plumage - a result of special eating habits and behaviors. These exotic birds show just how complex evolution can be!

Bright Lights, Brighter Moths

Moths are much less attracted to artificial light than they used to be.

The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

generating and maintaining extra organs and tissues uses up a lot of energy that could be better spent on reproduction.

The Polar Lights We Can't See

Every planet with a magnetic field can produce polar lights. So why can't we see Jupiter's?

Boiling Water Under Boiling Clouds

You may be surprised to hear that it's actually easier to boil water on stormy days than it is when the weather is clear and sunny. Find out why on today's "Moment of Science."

3D Glasses For Praying Mantises

How did scientists confirm stereoscopic vision in praying mantises? By making them watch 3D movies.

Bacteria Astronauts

Bacteria from locker rooms, cell phones, and shoes was sent into space.

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