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February 14, 2018

 

A lake with fall foliage. The autumn leaves are reflected in the lake.

The Biggest Event Of The Year For Lakes

During spring and fall turnovers, all the water in a freshwater lake is the same temperature.

February 2, 2018

 

a small scale aquaponics set up

Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a type of farming that emphasizes the conservation of water.

October 13, 2017

 

peonies

Why Do We Put Cut Flowers In Water?

Why do we put cut flowers in water? Does it really help?

September 8, 2017

 

Water

Waterworlds Throughout The Galaxy

Earth, with its habitable conditions, may be incredibly rare.

July 21, 2017

 

A water strider

Water Surface Tension

The molecules at the surface of a body of water make a film under tension.

March 7, 2017

 

Assortment of contrails

Airplane Contrails

Why do airplanes sometimes leave long white contrails behind?

February 28, 2017

 

a close-up image of the design on a roll of paper towel. Circles made of smaller circles made of dots. The paper towel is white.

How Do Paper Towels Absorb Water?

You've seen TV ads lauding the slurping powers of paper towels; while we won't make any exorbitant claims about them, we're going to discuss how they work.

February 23, 2017

 

Ghostly fogbow over ocean

A Rainbow’s Ghostly Cousin

Fogbows are created in much the same way as normal rainbows are. The main difference is the size of the water droplets which affect the light's refraction.

December 12, 2016

 

an image of Ceres with a bright spot on it. Transmitted by DAWN, edited by Stuart Rankin.

The Bright Spots of Ceres

Even though it's three times as far from the sun as Earth, Ceres may have liquid 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.

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