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February 6, 2018

 

A common shrew (Soricidae).

Incredible Shrinking Shrew Skulls

A recent study showed that shrews' heads could shrink up to 20 percent in the winter.

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?

March 21, 2014

 

The strongest ice is bluish in color.

On Thin Ice

When winter comes, how can you tell if you're safe or on thin ice? Find out on today's A Moment of Science.

December 5, 2013

 

A manatee, down on her luck, looks for a warm place to lay her weary head.

Keeping Manatees Warm in the Winter

Manatees take winter refuge near power plants to stay warm; but plant closures threaten their survival.

June 25, 2013

 

Ouch! Don't you just hate mosquitoes!

Mosquitos In Winter

When it gets cold, a biochemical process replaces some of the water in the mosquito's body with glycerol.

November 18, 2010

 

What Happens To Your Body During Frostbite?

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

September 23, 2009

 

Blackcaps Change Their Migration Patterns…But Why?

Unlike their ancestors, current birds of Britain aren't flying south for the winter. How are they surviving the colder months?

January 28, 2009

 

Winter Sounds

Winter transforms the way the environment sounds. The smoother and harder a surface, the better it reflects sound.

October 7, 2008

 

Honeybees in Winter

Many insects hibernate or migrate during the winter, but honeybees are more like us, they bundle up and wait for spring. How do they survive?

June 30, 2005

 

Deaths During the Holidays

Research indicates that more people die of natural causes during the holiday season than any other time of the year. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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