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You have questions and A Moment of Science has answers. Short science videos and audio science 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.

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  • 06/03/16--05:00: The Green Door
  • We don't perceive color in our peripheral vision because we have no cones, which sense light frequencies, on the outer edge of our retina.

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  • 10/20/16--03:00: Afterglow
  • What are afterglows and how do they appear? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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  • 11/17/16--03:00: True Blue Inside of You?
  • We hear a lot of supposed facts in grade school that are completely false. For example, did you ever hear that blood is actually blue inside your body, but turns red instantly on contact with air? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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    Have you ever seen the Milky Way outside of a photograph?

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  • 01/25/17--03:00: The Sun Just Blew Up!
  • Here's an unsettling thought: how do you know the sun didn't just explode? We aren't talking about the everyday, run-of-the-mill controlled explosion the sun is always doing. We mean BOOM, gone, vanished, no more sun! How do we know it's still there? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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  • 03/29/17--03:00: Why Red Eye?
  • What causes those glowing red eyes in photographs? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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  • 05/08/17--03:00: Why Do Stars Twinkle?
  • If you've ever glanced skyward, you've probably noticed the sheer numbers of stars. Some are tiny, barely visible points. Others radiate strong white light.

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  • 07/19/17--03:00: Light Takes Time
  • Learn how Ole Roemer learned that light does take time to travel.

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  • 01/23/18--03:00: Soap Bubbles and Butterflies
  • If you have some dish soap, a mug, and a bright light, we have a science experiment for you to try.

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  • 04/17/18--03:00: Polarized Lake Light
  • Sometimes, under the right circumstances, you'll see a mysterious dark patch in an otherwise wonderfully reflective lake. Why?

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