Familiar yet strange: Water's 'split personality' revealed by computer model
Seemingly ordinary, water has quite puzzling behavior. Why, for example, does ice float when most liquids crystallize into dense solids that sink?
Research team claims no evidence of extraterrestrial impact causing Younger Dryas deep freeze
Mars' halcyon times may have been fleeting
Cold and dry today, Mars was previously warm and wet but possibly only at intervals, a study published on Sunday suggests.
A safe, cheap and effective method for slow-freezing human stem cells
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) show great potential and versatility in regenerative medicine and new therapeutic approaches to fight disease. Patient-specific, individualized treatments using stem cells ...
Satellite video captures the eastern US winter storm track
As NOAA's GOES-East satellite sat in a fixed orbit in space it monitored and provided visible and infrared imagery of the major winter storm that hit the U.S. east coast on March 2 and 3. Now, that data has been compiled ...
Leech has a remarkably high tolerance to freezing and thawing
Imagine you're a leech, happily making a living on a turtle in some quiet, freshwater pond. What do you do when winter comes and temperatures in your warm little habitat begins to dip below freezing?
Study examines iceberg shifts in North Atlantic
(Phys.org) —Some Heinrich events – periodic massive iceberg surges into the North Atlantic that were previously thought to have weakened the global ocean conveyor belt circulation and sent Earth's climate ...
Scientists: Americans are becoming weather wimps
We've become weather wimps.
Invention alerts ice anglers to fish on the line
A couple of guys in Wisconsin have combined a tradition dating back at least 1,500 years with the Internet age.
Bed bugs can survive freezing temperatures, but cold can still kill them
Exposing bed bug-infested clothing or other small items to freezing temperatures may be a viable control option for people at risk of bed bug infestations. However, a new study has found that bed bugs may ...
New findings could overcome major stumbling blocks to tissue cryopreservation for medical care
Developing an efficient way to freeze and store living tissues could transform many aspects of medical care and research, but ice crystallization often occurs within cells during such cryopreservation procedures, ...
This parasite is the stuff a cricket's nightmares are made of
The hairworm is a long, thread-like parasite that sits bundled up inside the body of its host. It grows so large that it takes up most of the room inside the host's body, waiting for the right moment to come ...
Shutdown heads south; Antarctic stations shuttered (Update)
The U.S. federal government shutdown is reaching all the way down to the South Pole.
Three rescued after helicopter iced on Alaska volcano (Update)
Two researchers and their pilot have been rescued from a remote Alaska volcano after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter.