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May 16, 2018


What Is A Glacier?

Firnification is when built-up snow changes from fluffy powder into ice pellets, and from ice pellets into layers of densely packed ice.

April 24, 2018


How Do Polar Bears Drink?

Polar bears have evolved so that they don't need to drink liquid water.

July 18, 2017


Benjamin Franklin used easy to find items in his science experiments.

Benjamin Franklin and the Swatches on the Snow

Benjamin Franklin used color swatches and snow to test which colors absorbed more energy from the sun.

January 31, 2017


Many different organisms from microorganisms to hummingbirds to people depend on snowfall to sustain their ecosystems.

For Many, Snow Is Necessary

The National Science Foundation is studying snowfall.

August 25, 2015



Rainbow Snow

We dream of powdery white snow, but snow actually comes in multi-colored varieties.

January 27, 2014



Warm Spells And Snow

It may sound paradoxical, but warm spells and flurries often go hand in hand.

May 4, 2012


Sometimes, the weather can be confusing!

Why Is Our Weather So Radical?

Global climate is an incredibly complex system that scientists are still trying to figure out.

February 16, 2011


Why Does Snow Seem To Make Sounds In Winter?

We've all heard the creaking sound of snow in winter. Did you know there is science behind the sound?

November 18, 2010


What Happens To Your Body During Frostbite?

What is frostbite and why is it so dangerous to your body?

February 13, 2009


Amber Sunglasses

Amber tinted sunglasses make things appear much sharper because they block the blue and red parts of sunlight.

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