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January 27, 2014

 

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Warm Spells And Snow

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

September 30, 2013

 

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Sunrise Or Sunset: How Do You Tell?

When looking at a picture of the sun, how could you tell whether or not it's rising or setting?

February 6, 2013

 

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Why Do You Become Dehydrated When Sick?

If you have a runny nose and a fever, you'll need to drink more to replace those lost fluids. But why?

June 7, 2012

 

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Why Cigarette Smoke is Blue–or White

We know that some nasty things are happening to the lungs, but why does the smoke change color?

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.

June 15, 2010

 

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Cockroaches V. Global Warming: Who Wins?

The consequences of global warming seem daunting for humans... but, what about cockroaches?

May 31, 2010

 

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Why Windows Fog Up on a Cold Day

Don't you hate it when your windows fog up in winter? Want to learn why?

October 6, 2009

 

A fridge stocked full of food.

Why We Refrigerate Fruits and Vegetables

Everyone knows you should put spinach and berries in the refrigerator, but how do cooler temperatures keep most fruits and vegetables from spoiling rapidly?

July 22, 2009

 

A bowl of popcorn

Why Popcorn Pops And Other Grains Don’t

If the water inside a piece of popcorn is what makes it pop, why don't other grains pop as well? Find out on this Moment of Science.

March 25, 2008

 

A plate of freshly baked cookies

Hard Bread and Soggy Cookies

What happens to a baked good when you leave it out on the counter overnight? Actually, the answer to that depends on which baked good are being talked about.

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