Tag: seasons


Wednesday marks the beginning of autumn, and the official beginning of that time of year when the air turns nippy, you have to scrape frost off your car in the morning, the leaves change color and drop from the trees, and the moon seems bigger and brighter than usual. Wednesday is considered the beginning of …

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The science of summer

  Ah, the lazy, hazy days of summer. Time to kick back, relax, and ponder the big questions, the ones humans have asked themselves from time immemorial. Questions such as… What causes sunburn and tanning? Red skin is inflamed skin, and inflammation is the body’s effort to speed the healing of damaged tissue by rushing …

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One hesitates to make a premature pronouncement, but it does appear–at least for the moment–that maybe–and this is only a suggestion, not a prediction, don’t hold me to it–that it could be–although I could be wrong–finally–dare I say it?…spring. Whew! No blizzard blew in as I typed that, so I think we’re okay for the …

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but…it’s winter. As I write this it’s -28 outside, huge piles of snow line the streets, and tow-truck operators are gainfully employed all over the city. Winter is on everyone’s minds, which must be why I was recently asked several winter-related questions by Colin Grewar, host …

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