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Posts tagged moisture

May 31, 2010



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.

August 21, 2007


Blood filled mosquito

Mosquito Repellants

After you cover your body in bug spray, you might wonder, just how does this stuff work, and if mosquitoes don't like it, what is it doing to my body?

July 10, 2007


Tree surrounded car port

Wet Floors in Dry Weather

Open air car ports with cement floors covered by a roof but with walls on only two sides might sometimes be damp even if it hadn't rained for a long time.

June 18, 2007


Pan Seared Steak

Seared Meat

Does searing meat at a high temperature when you first begin to cook it help to seal in the meat's juices, flavors, or nutrition?

May 15, 2006



How Plants Survive in the Desert

Many succulent plants also have a modified way of conducting photosynthesis.

March 7, 2006



Thunder Snow

Why is thunder so much more likely in summer than in winter?

September 27, 2003


The Dirt about Desert Soil

In the desert, the absence of water means little or no chemical weathering can take place. Instead, erosion, frost, sedimentation, and the huge temperature fluctuations between day and night break down the rocky surface into sand or gravel.

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