Why does the tongue stick to metal in the winter
By: Mary Paliescheskey
I double dog dare you! I wouldn’t do it if I were you. Your tongue really will stick to the frozen flag pole. The Myth Busters proved it in episode 82. They showed that a pig’s tongue stuck so strongly that some tissue...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Aurora borealis is a colored display of lights in the Earth´s magnetic poles. The spectacular display of colored light (ribbons, curtains, rays and spots) is most commonly appreciated in the North (aurora Polaris) and South (aurora australis) poles. Aurora lights are created by the...
Why the riparian zone is so important to a forest
By: Elizabeth M Young
A riparian zone consists of a waterway, the surrounding or bordering land and the habitats that are supported by the waterway and land. A creek, forest riparian zone would include a stream or river, for example, and will have a definite shape or boundary. The...
By: Shanan King
Dawn, the time marking the beginning of morning twilight, is the first light in the sky before the sun breaches the horizon. Sometimes it paints the sky in shades of orange and red thus the term "red dawn." There are many adages concerning red...
By: Mary Paliescheskey
When we speak of ice, we say that it’s frozen solid. That isn’t true. Ice is actually always in the process of melting and refreezing. When ice stays frozen, the process of melting and freezing are in balance and happen at the same...
By: Morgan Carlson
Runoff occurs when an abundance of surface water created by rainfall or snow melt is unable to be absorbed by the ground and as a result flows downhill to lower regions. This water enters the water cycle by replenishing the streams, rivers, and lakes as...
By: James Vigh
Anyone who drives a car or other vehicle at night or during the early morning has experienced the phenomenon of what is called “ground fog” – especially during cooler nights in the fall. Ground fog hugs the ground and does not reach up to...
By: Kimberly Napier
A riparian zone or area is the area between the land and a river or stream. Riparian is also one of the terrestrial biomes of the earth. Plants that live along this area are called riparian vegetation and consist mainly of hydrophilic plants. These are...
By: Emma Flanagan
If you know someone with arthritis, chronic migraines or other chronic pain, you've probably heard them claim to know what the weather will be like. Some people who claim to have this ability even go so far as to say that they are better at...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Biodiversity decreases in old growth forests for a variety of reasons, but first what exactly is an "old growth forest"? An aging forest is arguably composed of trees that are over 100 to 120 years old. However, "The Index of Old Growth" describes several roadblocks...

 

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