Forecasts and computer models of the upcoming weather differ; how hard will Winter Storm Hercules hit the northern and eastern United States?
Archives for December 2013
What is sulfur? It’s more important than you’d think; research shows that sulfur may have been critical to the origins of life on Earth.
Chlorogenic acids and their roasting derivatives, caffeic and quinic acids help define the coffee we drink. How do chemistry and coffee relate?
Answering a reader’s question, Mike DeHaan breaks down the statistics of school shootings and plane crashes to see which is more likely.
A new study shows that smokers cut down or even quit smoking cigarettes more often when there are bans on public smoking, or even bans in the home.
Subduction quakes dominated the tectonic landscape in late December, 2013; what made this week’s earthquakes special?
Winter storm Gemini affected nearly the entire continental U.S. What’s next for the nation’s weather over Christmas, and where are the storms coming from?
Another of today’s Christmas staples, “Santa Claus,” is a conglomeration of “St. Nicholas,” the characters in Odin’s tales, and tradition.