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August 19, 2013


penguins walking around the snow

Climate Change May Actually Help Penguins

Is it possible that some animals actually benefit from climate change?

November 19, 2012


water flowing into bright blue water

What Is Rock Flour?

Today's Moment of Science is all about the role that glaciers play in giving those chilly lakes such incredible turquoise colors.

September 21, 2012


the tip of an iceberg

Tip Of The Iceberg

Learn about the iceberg that sank the Titanic, on this Moment of Science.

September 5, 2011



All About The North Atlantic Conveyor

Is Earth's climate vulnerable to small disturbances? Two geologists described the past vulnerability of an ocean current called the North Atlantic conveyor.

September 9, 2009


Thermometer showing high temperature

Global Warming To Seriously Affect Global Health

Ice caps and glaciers are melting. Ocean levels are rising. Whatever is causing it, there's no longer any way to deny that global warming is for real.

April 22, 2008


Neanderthal Skull Replica

Left Exposed to Extinction

The Neanderthals were smart, tough, and well-adapted to the cold where they lived in regions north of Africa, so what happened to them?

July 1, 2006


great salt lake

The Great Salt Lake

What makes the Great Salt Lake in northern Utah salty? What makes freshwater lakes...well, fresh?

December 2, 2004


Bye-bye Chicago?

Is Chicago really sinking? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 9, 2004


Ice Quake!

Over a hundred quakes have happened in the last decade. But they didn't occur near fault lines. What were they near? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Lake Vida

This means that the ice cover contains microorganisms that date back thousands of years; recently scientists found microorganisms that froze way back when Rome was founded.

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