What can you learn about your world in just a moment? Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? Or whether dogs can read our facial expressions? Don Glass and experts in their fields answer these questions and many more. Written for readers of all ages with no background in science required, How the World Looks to a Bee is the perfect armchair companion for curious people who want to know more about the science of everyday life but have only a moment to spare. With intriguing everyday phenomena as a starting point, this entertaining collection uses short tutorials and quick and simple experiments to invite readers to test the science for themselves. These fascinating and topical science stories are sure to delight the curious child in all of us.
1. Does Nutrisweet Have Calories?
2. Water Magnifier
3. Conversation At A Crowded Party
4. Can A Theory Evolve Into A Law?
5. Cat "Flips Out"
6. Winter Sounds
8. Hungry Lasagna
9. Wet Paintbrush
10. The Glory
11. Horns Vs. Antlers
12. Glacier "Sawdust": The Colorful Component Of Mountain Lakes
13. Would You Drink This?
14. Tickling The Funny Bone
15. The Shape Of Snow
16. Remembrance Of Things Past For Babies
17. Ravens Avian Einsteins
18. Nt Antennae: Two Way Communication
19. The Echo Of A Train
20. Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Makers
21. Forry, Wrong Number
22. What Obesity And A Lack Of Fatty Tissue Have In Common
23. Look Through Your Comb At The Mirror
24. Low Out Candles With An Oatmeal Box
25. Wrong Name!
26. When Pop Bottles Don't Blow Upand When They Do
27. Common Birthdays, Classic Of Probability
28. Take Bets On A Leaky Milk Carton
29. Smells And Memories
30. Ig Shadows
31. Half Heads, Half Tails
32. Spiders Don't Get Caught In Their Own Webs
33. Ilingual Brain
34. The Shape Of The Earth
35. It's Now What You Hear – It's When You Hear It
36. Weightless Water
37. The Force Of A Tornado
38. The Qwerty Effect
39. The Spinning Earth And The Weather
40. The Floating Cork Trick
41. On A Clear Day, How Far Can You See?
42. Enjamin Franklin And The Swatches On The Snow
43. Dog Facial Expressions And Humans
44. Why Is The Sky Blue?
45. Why One Rotten Apple Can Spoil The Barrel
47. Saccadic Suppression
49. Dimples In Golfballs
50. Why Do Cats' Eye Glow At Night?
51. The Shape Of Lightning Bolts
52. Lcohol In Pie . . . And Fried Fish?
53. How Time Passes In Dreams
54. Why You Can Never Get To The End Of The Rainbow
55. Do The Best Dogs Come From The Pound?
56. Cooking With Wine
57. Listening Underwater
58. Why Are Bells Made Of Metal
59. N Inverted Image
60. The Elastic Ruler
61. The Sweet Spot On A Baseball Bat
62. Why Kids Can Sleep Through Just About Anything
63. Cold Water At The Bottom Of The Lake
64. Ad Grades And Biological Clocks
65. The Twin Within
67. The Secret Life Of Hiccups
68. How Does The World Look To A Bee?
70. Why Mowing The Lawn Doesn't Kill The Grass
71. The Consequences Of Smallness
73. How Dogs Eat
74. The Secret Of Clear Ice Cubes
75. Roken Cups And Atoms
76. One-Way Glass
77. Late Night Radio
78. Why Honey Turns Hard
79. Dding And Subtracting Colors
80. Reaking A Coffee Cup
81. Déjà Vu
82. Rock In A Row Boat
83. When It Smells Like Rain
85. Why Popcorn Pops
86. Make An Image Without A Lens
87. Rising Fastball
88. Chimes For Your Ears Only
89. How Can You Tell If A Spider Is Dead?
90. Why Fan Blades Stay Dirty
91. The Legacy Of The Dodo
92. Get Your Bearings With Two Thumbtacks
93. More Than One Way To Make A Frog
94. Dot, A Line, A Crease, A Beautiful Curve
95. The Shape Of Sound
97. Sorting Out Musical Pitches
98. Newton, Tennis, And The Nature Of Light
99. Roll Over, George Washington
100. Don't Believe Your Fingers
101. Opera Singers Cut Through The Orchestra
102. Curved Space In A Christmas Ornament
103. Coriolis Effect
104. Catch A Falling Dollar
105. Illusion In A Coffee Cup
106. Why Do We Put Cut Flowers In Water?
107. Knuckle Cracking
108. Life Without Zero
109. For This You Need A Doctor?
110. Two-Point Threshold
111. Mirror Riddle
112. Sort Nuts By Shaking Can
113. Why A Rubber Band Snaps Back
114. Some Like It Hot
115. Reaking The Tension
116. Why 5,280 Feet?
117. Alance A Yardstick Without Looking
118. Heat Lightning
Don Glass is Special Projects Director at public radio station WFIU-FM and the radio producer of A Moment of Science.