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Posts tagged rocky mountains

May 30, 2011

 

Chinook Arch

Why The Chinook Winds Are So Fascinating

Legend has it that when warm, dry Chinook winds race down the eastern slopes of the Rockies, people on the plains start acting a little crazy. Is this true?

December 17, 2009

 

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Cake Mixes And High Altitude Directions

Why must bakers adjust their cake ingredients when they live at higher elevations?

May 19, 2008

 

Landslide on Hill

Landslides

Landslide! Hundreds of tons of rock and soil are careening toward you at enormous speed. Little dainty flowers still standing, blades of grass unbent. How??

January 2, 2007

 

A killer wasp sits on a tree

The Cicada Killer Wasp: Cool Or Cruel

Have you heard of the cicada killer wasp? It's a cool name, but the bug itself is quite cruel.

May 3, 2005

 

Mile High, Feeling Low

It may seem that the Denver Nuggets have quite the advantage when playing the Detroit Pistons as a result of altitude. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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