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May 8, 2009

 

Polar bear family with cub

How Polar Bears Keep Their Cool

Thanks to its thick coat of fur, its tough hide, and a four inch layer of blubber, a polar bear is extremely well insulated.

February 21, 2006

 

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Cool Cash

It neat, it's educational, and best of all, it doesn't involve anything that could explode or become poisonous or make a terrible smell.

May 3, 2005

 

Warm Eyes See Better

How do cold blooded fish stay warm in the frigid ocean? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

How Cold Does It Feel?

What is the difference between the actual temperature outside and a temperature based on the wind-chill temperature index. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 28, 2004

 

Stradivarius? Cool!

Why do Stradivarius violins sound so good? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Holdover from the Icebox Days

Back when most folks relied on an icebox to cool food, a block of ice was a precious commodity.If you put hot food in the icebox the ice might melt, and by the time the ice truck came through the neighborhood again all your food may have spoiled.

September 27, 2003

 

The Magnificent Pompeii Worm

While in the tube, the worm’s tail end might be immersed in temperatures as hot as 178 degrees Fahrenheit, while its head rests in cooler water, as moderate as 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

September 27, 2003

 

Those Autumn Reds Are Really Sunscreen?

Do red, fall leaves act as a sunscreen? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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