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October 4, 2010

 

pink leaves on a black background

What Makes Some Year’s Leaf Displays Better Than Others?

What makes some fall leaf displays so gorgeous? Learn what changes leaf colors.

May 20, 2005

 

Think Pink

Could you escape a falling elevator by simply stepping out? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Those Autumn Reds Are Really Sunscreen?

Do red, fall leaves act as a sunscreen? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Moon and its Orbit

You can see this more easily by imagining what would happen if the earth were flat. The moon would still travel in a horizontal line above the ground; but because it’s also falling, it would come closer and closer to the flat earth until it collided.

September 27, 2003

 

Mosquitoes in Winter

First, it reduces ice formation within the mosquito’s cells, so that water hardens like glass but doesn’t form ice crystals that can then damage the cells.

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