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Posts tagged nitrogen

September 3, 2015


hot air balloon

Full of Hot Air?   

It's a gas! Air consists of nitrogen and oxygen and lots of empty space.

August 8, 2014


crops in a severe drought

More CO2, Less Protein

Climate change may not only devastate food crops, but also diminish plants' nutritional value.

June 30, 2014


An empty, straight road

Have You Heard Of Bitumen?

You might not know it, but you very likely use bitumen every day.

October 28, 2013


Two baby salmon feed on water vegetation.

Salmon and Riparian Vegetation: Partners for Life

Without riparian vegetation, salmon would be in dire straits.

January 2, 2013


grizzly bear lying on a log

Rototillers Of The Rockies

Today's Moment of Science "digs up" the story behind one of the grizzly bear's more unusual nicknames: the "Rototiller of the Rockies."

December 12, 2012


butterwort leaves

What Is A Butterwort?

The butterwort might be a small scale carnivore, but its hunting tactics are nothing short of terrifying, at least within the insect world!

November 16, 2012


potato chips in a silver bag

How Do Potato Chips Stay Fresh In The Bag?

How do they keep the chips so fresh and crisp inside those plastic bags?

March 28, 2012


child underwater holding breath

How Much Breathable Oxygen Gas Is There In The Atmosphere?

I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?

January 3, 2012


lightening strikes

Lightning Helps Fertilize The Soil

In addition to providing a spectacular light show, and scaring us to death, lightning also helps fertilize the soil.

October 5, 2011


saturn, earth, moons

Oxygen-Rich, Cold, And May Have Life!

A Moment of Science looks at the many different moons in our solar system.

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