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July 18, 2017

 

An image of multiple colors of fabric swatches.

Benjamin Franklin and the Swatches on the Snow

Benjamin Franklin used color swatches and snow to test which colors absorbed more energy from the sun.

June 14, 2017

 

water flowing into bright blue water

What Is Rock Flour?

Why are some mountain lakes so beautiful? Thank a glacier.

March 10, 2017

 

a Philodendron plant in a yellow pot on a white table. Behind it is a bowl of fruit, a canister, and what appears to be a box of chocolate.

Growing Plants Indoors

An easy way to have a green thumb is by finding a plant that will thrive in your home or office.

February 8, 2017

 

The moon shines over a brightly lit city

Moon Tan

Can spending enough time under a very bright moon get you tan?

June 24, 2015

 

sun reflected on water

From Sunlight to Liquid Fuel 

Scientists are engineering a method for turning solar energy into fuel.

April 13, 2015

 

long-haired cat

Why Do Cats Shed All Year?

Cats shed their fur in response to increased sunlight; most indoor cats, however, lose track of seasonal changes and therefore shed year around.

January 1, 2015

 

Earth's atmosphere and moon

Looking for Signs of Life on Earth

The light in Earth's atmosphere may reflect signs of extraterrestrial life.

November 30, 2014

 

clouds at the foot of a mountain

Is It Always Colder on Top of Mountains?

Where's the best place to keep warm, a mountain top or a valley? Well, it just depends...

October 20, 2014

 

mossy tree trunk

Mossy North Side

In the middle latitudes of the northern hemisphere, southward facing objects get more sunlight throughout the year.

September 10, 2014

 

A researcher holds a bulk compound semi-conductor synthesized for photovoltaic devices.

Tin Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar energy may be sustainable, but it's not efficient. Scientists trade silicon for perovskite to give solar cells a boost.

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