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April 24, 2013

 

ocean with waves against the beach

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean… But Where?

The song says that Bonnie lies over the ocean, but it also says that she lies over the sea. Based on these lyrics, where is Bonnie?

January 17, 2013

 

compass in black

What Is The Difference Between A Mile And A Nautical Mile?

A Moment of Science would like to clarify a small point of navigation: the difference between a mile on land and a nautical mile.

August 1, 2012

 

day and night of a street photographed

Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

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 6, 2012

 

the dead sea taken in wide angle

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 24, 2012

 

the sun on a day when the sky in blue

Particle Discovered Which Could Cool The Planet

Scientists in England and the United States have made a breakthrough in understanding the relationship between clouds and climate.

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.

February 6, 2012

 

Europe at night

When Continents Collide: The History Of Our Planet

It was one of the Earth's momentous times. Continents collided. Volcanoes erupted. Ocean currents shifted. Species ran amok.

January 19, 2012

 

clouds in the sky

Why Are Clouds White?

Clouds can range in color from brilliant white to almost black. Why?

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