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Posts tagged water

November 1, 2016

 

On the left is an illustration of a one-humped Arabian Camel, on the the right is an illustration of a two humped Bactrian Camel.

Camels

A camel draws on a whole range of adaptations so that it can travel hundreds of miles, over several days, without stopping to drink.

October 19, 2016

 

On the left side of the screen, a large spider plant. The camera angle is as if someone is looking directly down at the long, green leaves. Next to it is a jar with a much smaller version of the plant growing.

Plants in Motion

Is your houseplant moving or is that just an optical illusion?

August 3, 2016

 

Chicken noodle soup in a white bowl

Soup’s Ready!

Why does blowing on hot soup help to cool it off? The answer is evaporation.

July 27, 2016

 

1922 US Army airship

A Science Joke: Hydrogen

Why is it that you can't put down hydrogen gas? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 8, 2016

 

oven thermometer

Charming Fahrenheit

Fahreinheit is based on Earth's range of temperatures where the median falls at zero degrees.

May 10, 2016

 

Ibyuk - Canada's Tallest Pingo

Icy Pingos

Pingos are icy mounds that grow upwards from permafrost under the soil.

May 3, 2016

 

seascape with visible tides

Motional Induction 2

The ocean generates its own magnetic field, which peaks everty 12.5 hours along with the rising tides.

May 2, 2016

 

electric grid

Motional Induction

Sea currents create electric currents through a process called motional induction.

December 22, 2015

 

salt on icy sidewalk

Salt vs. Ice

Salt clears up an icy sidewalk by lowering the freezing point of water.

October 9, 2015

 

man crawling at Muddy Volcanoes (looking very thirsty)

Dehydration

Dehydration can be deadly; the amount of water you need to stay healthy depends on a variety of factors.

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