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What The World Would Look Like Without Rain

In day-to-day life, most people consider rain to be little more than a nuisance, dashing for cover or opening umbrellas as it starts to fall. But rain is a vital part of what makes the world work and, as the NOAA explains, Earth needs water to survive. Rain is part of the water cycle, a complex set of processes through which water evaporates into the atmosphere before condensing and falling back to the surface as precipitation. It's always raining somewhere in the world...

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    What The World Would Look Like Without Rain

    What The World Would Look Like Without Rain

    In day-to-day life, most people consider rain to be little more than a nuisance, dashing for cover or opening umbrellas as it starts to fall. But rain is a vital part of what makes the world work and, as the NOAA explains, Earth needs water to survive. Rain is part of the water cycle, a complex set of processes through which water evaporates into the atmosphere...

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    12 Ways Climate Change Impacts Wildfires

    Nature is equal parts beautiful and terrifying, with some super disturbing moments thrown in for good measure. Wildfires are definitely all three: They are, after all, vast acres of fire spreading at terrifying speeds, consuming everything in their path. In recent years, that's started to include more and more homes, buildings, and towns...

    A History Of The Search For Water On Other Planets

    A History Of The Search For Water On Other Planets

    Every couple of years or so, the scientific community tends to excitedly blurt, "We found water!" on some other planet or moon. In January 2022, astronomical hearts were aflutter at the possibility of water existing in the atmosphere of gas giant TOI-674 b, an exoplanet (planet in another solar system) about 150 light-years from Earth...

    Science Explains Why Rain Makes Us Feel So Tired

    Science Explains Why Rain Makes Us Feel So Tired

    Rain is like a cosmic lullaby tapping its beat on the rooftop. There are those who want it to go away and others who bask in the glow of its puddles, sharing umbrellas and admiring the deep gray patterns in the sky. Precipitation seems to affect our moods in one way or another. But is this true, or is it just the work of our collective imaginations...

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