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It’s really hard to measure snowfall accurately. The National Weather Service relies on more than 8,000 volunteers with rulers.
From NASA, here are 10 snowy or icy worlds beyond our own.
Meltwater from the glaciers supplies water to 800 million people, so that loss would mean serious consequences for water management, food security, energy production.
The intense wildfires in southern California are triggering air quality alerts. What do health experts know about how inhaling smoke affects human health?
A meteorologist and a music technologist are turning data from tropical storms into musical graphs. Can listening to storms help us understand them better?
This looks like an abstract painting, but it’s a satellite image of the Tanezrouft Basin, a part of the Sahara Desert in central Algeria known as the Land of Terror.
In 1967, while helping analyze data from a new telescope, Cambridge student Jocelyn Bell observed a bit of “scruff” – the first evidence of a pulsar. The discovery changed our view of the universe.
In many ways, dolphin brains are a lot like human brains. Researchers report on pathological signs of Alzheimer’s in these awesome creatures.
Venezuela’s last glacier is about to disappear, making it the first country in modern history to lose all of its glaciers.
Years of twin research have led to incredible insights into how our genes and the environment affect our health.
Moon sweeps through Winter Circle March 23 and 24
Find Vincent van Gogh’s Big Dipper