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Oct. 19, 2012

Winter Weather Predictions -- Science or Folklore?

The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts winter weather months in advance. But how scientific are those predictions? And are NOAA and Accuweather any better at the art of seasonal forecasting?

winter weather, long term forecast, almanac weather, poor richard's almanac, seasonal forecast, old farmer's almanac

Jan. 06, 2012

Winter Wonderland? Wonder No Longer

A panel of experts discusses the different scientific phenomena that combine to make up the winter season.

winter, snow, ice, astronomy, ecology, nature

Nov. 11, 2011

Cure Winter Blues With Light Therapy--Or The Beach

Psychiatrist Richard A. Friedman discusses several effective treatments for the winter blues.

seasonal affective disorder, sad, lightboxes, light therapy, depression

Feb. 11, 2011

Cracking the Cool Science of Ice

Sure, it's just frozen water, but what IS ice really?

ice, water, winter

Jan. 04, 2013

Cold-Water Fish Break the Ice with Antifreeze

Cold-water fish and snow-dwelling insects have evolved antifreeze proteins to avoid icing up. This natural antifreeze also keeps the ice out of some ice creams.

chemistry, antifreeze, proteins, cold water fish, biochemistry, materials science

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

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