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November 1, 2016

 

Camels also use their heavy fur to stay cool.

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.

August 8, 2016

 

Do you have any good packing tips?

Packing For The Desert

If you are packing for a trip to the desert, would it be better to pack light or dark clothes?

December 17, 2014

 

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The Dirt On Desert Soil

Topsoil comes in many different forms, from nutrient-rich dirt to desert sand.

November 1, 2010

 

Why Is Rain Forest Soil So Poor After Trees Are Cut Down

Rain forests are full of abundant vegetation and life. So, why does the soil change when the trees are cut down?

September 20, 2010

 

Why Does The Middle East Have Such An Abundance Of Fossil Fuels?

Why is the Middle East the place to find oil?

March 12, 2008

 

Singing Sand Dunes

Do sand dunes make noises? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 29, 2008

 

Lizards that Absorb Water Rather Than Drinking It

While some animals developed ways to extract water from their food, the desert dwelling lizards don’t drink water at all; they absorb it through their skin.

April 9, 2007

 

The Palo Verde

How do dessert plants adapt to such an extreme environment? Some plants have unusual methods.

October 31, 2006

 

Saguaro Boot

If you're ever in the desert look out for these peculiar boots. Hint: They aren't on cowboys' feet.

August 1, 2006

 

Valley Fever

In the Southwestern United States, rattlesnakes and mountain lions aren't the only desert inhabitants to watch out for.

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