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May 17, 2011

 

How Nature Creates Hailstones

The largest hailstone ever recorded was over five inches in diameter, weighed over one and a half pounds, and fell on Coffeyville, Kansas in September of 1970.

September 27, 2010

 

Frost-Free Freezers And Sublimation

How does sublimation change the way ice cubes look?

September 24, 2010

 

What Does The Word “Sublimate” Mean?

The three states of water are solid, liquid, and gas. But, what happens when water "sublimates?"

November 20, 2009

 

Why Ice Is Not Slippery

Slipping on ice is no fun. But, why is ice, technically, not slippery?

September 24, 2008

 

Cryptoendolith, Antarctica’s Tough Organism

How can an organism survive in Antarctica? What is a cryptoendolith?

July 2, 2008

 

Natural Warming

Although global warming has placed the blame on humans, natural warming and changing weather patterns have also played a part in the gradual warm up.

March 25, 2008

 

Lakes Beneath the Ice

Did you know that there are huge, hidden lakes beneath the Antarctic ice sheets? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 16, 2007

 

There’s Ice, Then There’s Ice

We think of ice as snowflakes, ice cubes, snow cones, and dangerous patches on the sidewalk. Scientists have many different ways of categorizing ice too!

October 24, 2006

 

Ice Fog

Native Americans called it Pogonip, or white death. Find out more about this strange type of fog.

June 2, 2005

 

Fire, Ice, and Mountain-Climbing Lava

A mysterious geological feature can be found on the slopes of Mount Rainier, a volcano in Washington state. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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