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Posts by Deanna Conners

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Science Wire | Feb 09, 2016

2016 Great Backyard Bird Count starts February 12

This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count runs from February 12–15. It’s free and easy to participate. Find out how.

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Science Wire | Jan 29, 2016

How do snowflakes get their shape?

Depending on the temperature and humidity of the air where the snowflakes form, the resulting ice crystals will grow into a myriad of different shapes.

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Blogs | FAQs | Jan 18, 2016

What are cloud streets?

Cloud streets are long rows of cumulus clouds that are oriented parallel to the direction of the wind. Check out these cool images!

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Science Wire | Jan 12, 2016

2015 worst US wildfire year on record

Wildfires burned more than 10 million acres of land in the United States in 2015, a year marked by intense drought across much of the west.

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Science Wire | Jan 05, 2016

New glimpse of geology under Antarctic ice

Using technology built to withstand the harsh winters, scientists have managed to map the volcanos, rifts, and basins hidden under West Antarctica’s ice sheet.

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Science Wire | Dec 12, 2015

Christmas Bird Count starts December 14

This year’s data could be really interesting because of the ongoing, wild El Nino-related weather. Learn how to participate, here.

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Science Wire | Dec 09, 2015

What is the Ring of Fire?

There are more than 450 active and dormant volcanoes located within the Ring of Fire. Plus it’s prone to powerful earthquakes. Here’s why.

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Science Wire | Dec 08, 2015

Vast river network once flowed across Sahara

Scientists have captured amazing new radar images of a paleoriver network underneath the desert sands of the Sahara.

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Science Wire | Dec 04, 2015

How to spot the International Space Station

Every so often, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in your night sky. Here’s how you can spot it.

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Science Wire | Nov 30, 2015

Faster ice loss at major Greenland glacier

A large glacier in northeastern Greenland, called Zachariae Isstrom, has been melting faster since 2012. It’s now losing mass at rate of 5 billion tons per year.