WFIU: A Moment of Science

WFIU: A Moment of Science


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A Rainbow's Ghostly Cousin

Fogbows are created in much the same way as normal rainbows are. The main difference is the size of the water droplets which affect the light's refraction. The smaller the droplets the less colors you will see in the sky.

Jumping Worms

Amythas, an invasive species in the Midwestern United States, removes leaf litter from forest floors at roughly double the rate of earthworms.


Coextinction isn't something we can afford to ignore. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

A "Frankenstein" Galaxy

UGC 1382 used to be considered a pretty boring galaxy.

DNA Storage Solution

As more and more data is generated, researchers are trying to find new storage methods.

A Fishy Gaze

If you swam to the bottom of a muddy pond to visit a green sunfish, you'd find water that was thick and murky. Green sunfish, however, can see quite well down here--well enough to hunt and avoid predators. How?

How Cold Does It Feel?

What is the difference between the actual temperature outside and a temperature based on the wind-chill temperature index. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

Project Starshot

What if only took 20 years, rather than 30,000, to reach Proxima Centauri?

Where Did Carbon Come From?

Carbon is key to life on earth. But was carbon there from the beginning, when the planet formed?

Deer Attack

Trees know when someone or something is eating them.

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