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January 27, 2014

 

Macro view of a single snowflake

Warm Spells And Snow

It may sound paradoxical, but warm spells and flurries often go hand in hand.

June 6, 2012

 

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The Dead Sea Is Drying Up… Fast!

The Dead Sea has been drying up at alarming rates over the last century, dropping seventy five feet since the nineteen thirties.

May 4, 2012

 

umbrella covered in snow

Why Is Our Weather So Radical?

Global climate is an incredibly complex system that scientists are still trying to figure out.

January 30, 2012

 

refrigerator coils

The Rolling Boil That Cools Your Food

It sounds crazy, but household refrigerators keep food cold by bringing liquid fluorocarbon to a boil.

June 2, 2011

 

lightening striking close to homes

Thunderstorms Operate In Cycles

On a summer day, a thunderstorm can appear out of nowhere and disappear just as fast. What causes a storm to change so suddenly?

February 18, 2011

 

Chicken noodle soup in a white bowl

How To Cool Down Soup

Why does blowing on hot soup help to cool it off?

April 9, 2010

 

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Ring Around The Coffee

You spill some coffee, after the spill dries you notice a ring... what causes the ring around the coffee?

December 17, 2009

 

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Cake Mixes And High Altitude Directions

Why must bakers adjust their cake ingredients when they live at higher elevations?

August 3, 2009

 

Toddler shedding a tear.

Why We Cry: The Chemistry Of Tears

It turns out, tears are more essential than might have thought. This Moment of Science looks at the chemistry of tears.

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.

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