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Posts tagged New York

December 16, 2013

 

Two crows take flight

What’s With All These Crows?

Some come in flocks. Some come in droves. And some come in murders.

September 10, 2013

 

Baseball batter, catcher, and umpire

Tips For Predicting Baseball Scores

Scientists analyzed three years of major league baseball games to see if they could find a link between jet lag, and home field advantage.

July 12, 2010

 

manhole

Computers Cracking The Case Of The Exploding Manhole

A scientist leads the investigation of the mysterious flying manhole covers that plague the streets of New York.

August 8, 2007

 

Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island

The Healthy Green Hue of Liberty

Why is the Statue of Liberty green? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 11, 2007

 

view from street, hancock building

Why Windy Cities Don’t Fall Down

Wind grows stronger the higher you go, so how do skyscrapers stand up to the challenge?

September 27, 2003

 

Urban Weather Systems

The terrain of the city, all that concrete and those rooftops, absorbs heat during the day. At night the hot air rises, creating the low-pressure heat island that sucks in cooler air from the perimeter of the city.

September 27, 2003

 

Pap Smears

Sometimes an abnormality can mean that the area is cancerous or will become cancerous.

September 27, 2003

 

Tips for Predicting Baseball Scores

They discovered that baseball teams playing at home won over half the time. However, if the visiting team had just traveled eastward, say, from L.A. to New York, the home team scored more runs.

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