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Posts tagged moisture

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

 

cactus

How Plants Survive in the Desert

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

March 7, 2006

 

winter_ocean

Thunder Snow

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

September 27, 2003

 

Why Lips Go Dry

Today, on A Moment of Science, why lips go dry. Let’s start by reviewing the ways in which the surface of our lips is different from the surface of the skin on the rest of our bodies. Basically, our lips are made of the same mucus membrane that coats the inside of our mouths. This […]

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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