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Posts tagged Arctic

January 4, 2013

 

two stuffed animal bears sitting outside

The Genetic Relationships Between Bears

Researchers at Penn State University and the University of Buffalo have completed the most in-depth bear DNA study to date.

December 28, 2012

 

bison eating in a field of grass

How Did Animals Survive The Ice Age?

How did animals respond to the ice age? Ancient bison preserved in the Canadian arctic have given scientists a clue.

September 21, 2012

 

the tip of an iceberg

Tip Of The Iceberg

Learn about the iceberg that sank the Titanic, on this Moment of Science.

June 26, 2012

 

NASA photo of arctic ice

The Arctic Is Warming Up!

Did you know that the Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet?

June 10, 2011

 

Arctic Hare

Arctic Forests Creating More Trees

Tree lines are on the move. Learn how moving tree lines impact animals and other plants.

July 20, 2010

 

arctic_explorers

Scientists Search The Snow For New Vaccines

Who would think that researchers would find ingredients for modern medicine buried in the ice?

July 13, 2009

 

Colorful effect of the aurora borealis in Canada

The Northern Lights Or Fluorescent Light?

The next time you long for the romance of the northern lights, switch on a fluorescent lamp! There may be less mystique, but the principle will be the same.

April 21, 2008

 

Baby seal posing on beach

Ringed Seals and Global Warming

You've probably heard that global warming in the Arctic is killing off polar bears by shrinking their habitat, but are other arctic animals suffering, too?

November 13, 2007

 

Arctic at sunset

Clouds Shining in the Night

If you ever visit the Arctic, you might see some really cool, luminescent clouds high up in the atmosphere. Scientists call them night shining clouds.

September 21, 2007

 

Foggy snow storm in park

Dirty Snow Heating Up

The greenhouse effect is not the only man made mechanism responsible for things heating up. Scientists have found that snow is also responsible.

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