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March 21, 2017

 

Skin has two types of cells for measuring temperature: heat receptors and cold receptors.

Your Skin’s Thermometer

What are heat and cold receptors and how do they help regulate skin's temperature?

February 15, 2017

 

When the windchill factor was initially developed in 1945, it was calculated on how long it took for water in plastic cylinders to freeze.

How Cold Does It Feel?

How does the National Weather Service calculate the windchill?

December 29, 2015

 

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Too Cold to Exercise?

Not so! Your body acts as a heater and warms up cold air as you breathe it in.

May 26, 2015

 

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Which Pole is Colder?

Just when you thought it couldn't get any colder...

May 22, 2015

 

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Runny Nose

If your kid's got a cold, it's best to just let the runny nose run its course.

December 6, 2014

 

Fill the prescription for your cold symptoms in the kitchen with a bowl of chicken soup.

Chicken Soup for the Common Cold

Study proves that chicken soup helps alleviate cold symptoms.

November 30, 2014

 

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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...

April 1, 2014

 

If you're taking your temperature with an oral thermometer and the reading is at or above 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit, you have a fever.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

March 4, 2014

 

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Why Operating Rooms Are So Cold

Ever wonder why operating rooms are so cold? Find out on today's A Moment Of Science.

November 11, 2013

 

Pompeii worm has a hot-and-cold temperament.

The Magnificent Pompeii Worm

The Pompeii worm proves invincible to the world's harshest conditions.

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