Give Now

A Moment of Science

Posts tagged desert

December 17, 2014

 

desert landscape

The Dirt On Desert Soil

Topsoil comes in many different forms, from nutrient-rich dirt to desert sand.

August 23, 2013

 

suitcases made of ivory

Packing For The Desert

If you are packing for a trip to the desert, would it be better to pack light or dark clothes?

November 1, 2010

 

A rain forest with many lush, green trees

Why Is Rain Forest Soil So Poor After Trees Are Cut Down

Rain forests are full of abundant vegetation and life. So, why does the soil change when the trees are cut down?

September 20, 2010

 

Middle East desert with oil rig

Why Does The Middle East Have Such An Abundance Of Fossil Fuels?

Why is the Middle East the place to find oil?

October 9, 2008

 

Camels in desert with sunset

Camels

A camel draws on a whole range of adaptations so that it can travel hundreds of miles, over several days, without stopping to drink.

March 12, 2008

 

Moving Sand Dunes

Singing Sand Dunes

Do sand dunes make noises? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 29, 2008

 

Fringe-Toed Lizard in the Sand

Lizards that Absorb Water Rather Than Drinking It

While some animals developed ways to extract water from their food, the desert dwelling lizards don’t drink water at all; they absorb it through their skin.

April 9, 2007

 

looking upward at a palo verde tree

The Palo Verde

How do dessert plants adapt to such an extreme environment? Some plants have unusual methods.

October 31, 2006

 

a man holding a cactus boot

Saguaro Boot

If you're ever in the desert look out for these peculiar boots. Hint: They aren't on cowboys' feet.

August 1, 2006

 

fungal infection in bone marrow

Valley Fever

In the Southwestern United States, rattlesnakes and mountain lions aren't the only desert inhabitants to watch out for.

Next Page »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from A Moment of Science:

Support for Indiana Public Media Comes From

About A Moment of Science

Search A Moment of Science