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May 10, 2016


Ibyuk - Canada's Tallest Pingo

Icy Pingos

Pingos are icy mounds that grow upwards from permafrost under the soil.

December 22, 2015


salt on icy sidewalk

Salt vs. Ice

Salt clears up an icy sidewalk by lowering the freezing point of water.

April 16, 2015


thawing ice sheet

Frozen Fish

When frozen in water, fish remain in a state of suspended animation until spring melts the ice away.

November 24, 2014


icicles hang from gutter

Why Icicles Are Wavy

Icicles are lopsided formations, by nature. Here's why:

March 4, 2014


An operating room full of high-tech equipment

Why Operating Rooms Are So Cold

Ever wonder why operating rooms are so cold? Find out on today's A Moment Of Science.

July 26, 2013


ice cream in a cup

Ice Cream Is Not So Simple!

Milk, sugar, cream, maybe some strawberries. What could be simpler?

February 19, 2013


head of lettuce

Why Lettuce Should NOT Be Frozen

A Moment of Science wonders, why isn't there any frozen lettuce?

April 27, 2012


sliced white bread on a cutting board

How To Keep Bread From Going Stale

Don't try to store a loaf of bread in the refrigerator if you want it to stay fresh--refrigeration is the quickest way to make bread go stale.

April 12, 2012



Bare Feet: Why So Warm

What keeps penguin's feet from freezing? Penguins' feet don't freeze because of the blood circulating in them.

December 5, 2011


painted turtle

Painted Turtles Have A Natural Antifreeze

Although painted turtles don't have much else in common with automobiles, their wintertime coping strategies include antifreeze, too.

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