Author Archives: Avery Hurt

The Secret Science Behind Alcohol-Removed Wine

Today’s alcohol-removed renaissance is a combination of chemistry and art. Continue reading

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Climate vs. Weather: What’s the Difference? 

Climate-change deniers often exploit confusion about these terms to muddy the waters about the science of global warming. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

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On Average, Average May Not Mean What You Think It Does

The different kinds of averages and what they’re good for. Continue reading

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How Extreme Heat Can Kill

Severe heat outbreaks — like the ones in the Western U.S. this past summer — make people miserable. They can also kill. Here’s how heat does its damage. Continue reading

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How Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Outer Space

Even in space, when you gotta go, you gotta go. It’s a tricky problem, but whether it’s #1 or #2, NASA has finally figured out the space loo. Continue reading

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Please, Please Like Me! Social Media Poses Unique Danger to Kids, Experts Say

Facebook’s plans for an Instagram for kids under 13 reignites concerns about social media and children. Continue reading

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Why India Experiences a High Rate of Lightning Deaths

In India, around 2,000 people are killed by lightning annually, but international efforts to reduce the toll may be paying off. Continue reading

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When Summertime Is a SAD Time

While the rest of us enjoy cookouts and beach vacations, some people are managing the summer version of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Continue reading

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Asteroids: What They Are and Where They Come From

Over a million asteroids are zipping around the Sun. Here’s what you should know about our distant neighbors. Continue reading

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Meet Your Lymphatic System: A Key Part of the Immune System

A brief guide to how your lymphatic system works and why it’s important. Continue reading

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For the Immunocompromised, the COVID-19 Pandemic Isn’t Over

As the fully vaccinated feel a welcome sense of relief, the immunocompromised question how to stay safe. Continue reading

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