I have written several hundred scripts for the long-running radio program "A Moment of Science", syndicated on NPR, Armed Forces Radio Network, and other radio networks. You can visit the home page of A Moment of Science here. Below are some sample scripts I have written for the program.

Below are Links to some of my scripts that have recently appeared on A Moment of Science

Links will take you to text and audio versions of the content.

Do Insects Respect the Law of Gravity?

Posted January 24, 2011.

It’s such a common sight, you probably don’t think twice. You swat at the fly buzzing around your head, and it seeks refuge on the ceiling. You stomp at an ant crawling along the baseboard, and it escapes by climbing the wall. Insects seem to respect the law of gravity about as much as someone with diplomatic immunity respects a local jaywalking ordinance. How do they get away with it?

For the full script, click here.

The Physics of Skydiving

Posted February 14, 2011.

Why would you want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?

For the full script, click here.

What is the Difference Between a Food Intolerance and Food Allergy?

Posted January 4, 2011.

Do you know what a food allergy is? A study several years ago showed that twenty-five percent of adults believe they have food allergies. According to doctors, the number of adults who actually have food allergies is more like one or two percent.

For the full script, click here. (Note: This script was re-published on the Earth Eats radio program and blog as well.)

Siamese Fighting Fish Keep Score

Posted December 3, 2010.

Why are so many fish gathering to watch other fish fight?

For the full script, click here.

Butterflies in your Stomach

Posted December 24, 2009.

What happens in your body when you get nervous? Why do you feel like you have butterflies in your stomach?

For the full script, click here.

How Do Dryer Sheets Work?

Posted December 7, 2010.

Throw your laundry into the dryer without a dryer sheet, and it comes out a rumpled, “staticy” mess. Toss one in and the results are much better. How can adding this flimsy sheet change the way all your clothes come out of the dryer?

For the full script, click here.

What Happens To Your Body During Frostbite?

Posted November 18, 2010.

What is frostbite and why is it so dangerous to your body?

For the full script, click here.

These are just a small, random sample.

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