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WFIU: A Moment of Science

WFIU: A Moment of Science

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A Moment of Science is a daily audio podcast, public radio program and video series providing the scientific story behind some of life's most perplexing mysteries.

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Super Rabbit

Five million year old rabbit fossils found on the island of Minorca were six times the size of today's rabbits.

Hot And Bothered Fish

Scientists working with two species of damselfish on Australia's Great Barrier Reef discovered that when water temperatures increased by as little as three degrees, fish personalities changed.

A Spoon's Double Vision

Look at the back of a spoon and your reflection appears right side up. Look into a spoon's bowl, and your reflection's upside down. How come?

Clouds In The Kitchen

Steam is water that's heated to two hundred twelve degrees Fahrenheit. Believe it or not, steam is invisible; you can see right through it.

Hills In The Ocean

In the Western Pacific around New Guinea, there's a watery hill almost 250 feet high. This isn't a hill on the ocean floor, it's a hill in the ocean's surface itself.

Your Shadow's Halo

A "heiligenshein," is German for halo. This is a glowing light around the head and shoulders of your shadow. It's likely to be seen by early morning golfers on dewy grass.

Flies That Eat Spiders

In most showdowns between spiders and flies, the odds weigh heavily in the spider's favor. Today, however, we'll look at a few species of fly that manage to turn the tables on their eight legged foes.

When The Sky Turns Green

As sunlight enters our atmosphere, it bends slightly. This is due to refraction, the same thing that makes a pencil look slightly askew when you stick it half way into a glass of water.

Generational Plant Wisdom

Information about when to germinate is imprinted by the mother plant in the seeds' genes—essentially turning certain genes off that regulate germination.

Microbes Help Form Copper Deposits

Copper, gold and silver can't just be found anywhere buried under the soil. It takes very specific conditions to produce deposits of mineral ores that can be mined.

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