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April 23, 2015


golden-winged warbler

Storm Birds  

Birds use infrasounds to sense storms long before dark clouds gather.

February 19, 2014


An iguana sits on a branch

How Did Green Iguanas End Up On Anguilla?

How a group of iguanas travelled across the water to the island of Anguilla may surprise you.

December 26, 2012


hurricane irene from space

Is There Anyway To Make Hurricanes Less Intense?

It seems like every year, hurricanes are getting bigger and more dangerous. Is there any way to make hurricanes less intense?

June 2, 2011


lightening striking close to homes

Thunderstorms Operate In Cycles

On a summer day, a thunderstorm can appear out of nowhere and disappear just as fast. What causes a storm to change so suddenly?

April 22, 2008


Red sunset over ocean

Red Sky at Night

People have been predicting weather since long before we had Doppler radar, and many of these prediction strategies have survived as popular folk sayings.

October 23, 2007


Hurricane Jeanne Off Of Florida

Hurricanes Heating Up and Cooling Down

You may have heard that global warming will result in more hurricanes that are larger and more destructive. In fact, most scientists believe this to be true.

December 19, 2006


lightning bolts in the clouds in front of the moon

Iced Lightning

Do ice and lightning mix? Find out how a lightning bolt forms and how ice plays a role.

September 27, 2003


The Earth’s Mantle

For some time now, scientists have understood that the earth’s crust is divided into plates that move about at the rate of a few inches a year. Over time, this movement will form mountain ranges and volcanoes. They have also known that the earth’s mantle, the layer between the earth’s crust and core, was the […]

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