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Deanna Conners

Here are 3 amazing feats of spiders

Halloween time is spider time. Three amazing spider skills you might not have known about.

How does fog form?

Fog forms when the air cools and water vapor condenses.

Which insects have the worst stings?

Some of the most painful stings come from tarantula hawk wasps, warrior wasps, and bullet ants.

Why Earth has 4 seasons

Some assume our planet's changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That's logical, but not the case for Earth.

Hurricane Hanna shrinks Gulf of Mexico dead zone

The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is much smaller than usual this year because Hurricane Hanna stirred up the area of low-oxygen water.

Dark Sky Sanctuary established in New England

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine was certified as a Dark Sky Sanctuary on May 8, 2020.

How do fireworks get their colors?

Many, perhaps most, fireworks displays have been canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Still, it's fun to contemplate the fact that the beautiful colors in fireworks - so good at stirring our emotions - are created by chemistry.

Will large parts of Earth be too hot for people in 50 years?

Inhospitably hot regions on Earth occupy about 0.8% of the globe now. New research indicates that - if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated - these regions may expand to something more like 19% by 2070.

What are zoonotic diseases and what can we do about them?

Infectious diseases that leap from animals to humans are called zoonotic diseases. Covid-19 is an example of a zoonotic disease caused by a coronavirus.

Producing solar power at night

Scientists have developed a new prototype of nighttime solar cells that can produce electricity at night through a radiative cooling mechanism.