December 2018 Issue

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Open for Discussion: Artificial Snow: A slippery Slope
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Open for Discussion: Artificial Snow: A Slippery Slope

By Adrian Dingle

As average global temperatures continue to creep up, the production of artificial snow is also likely to increase in the near future.


Features

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What’s Artificial Snow, and How is it Made?

By Emma Hiolski

Instant potato flakes are a good stand-in for snow on a wintry Hollywood set. But how can ski resorts mimic the real deal?

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Rocking Shades in the Winter

By Frankie Wood-Black

It might be cold outside, but the sun still emits harmful ultraviolet rays. Find out how to protect your eyes.

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Article in Spanish Translation


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‘Beeting’ Icy Roads

By Adrian Dingle

Salting roads in the winter is a common practice, but it could harm the environment. The good news is alternatives are spreading.

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Answer to Just Add Salt exercise:
∆T = (2)(1.86°C/m)(1m) = 3.72°C


Tashica W Amirgholizadeh interview
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Profile: Chemist and Jurist Tashica Williams Amirgholizadeh

Ph.D., J.D. Patent litigation attorney

By Christine Suh

Blending Chemistry and law


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Cupping: Harmless Fad or Sound Science?

By Brian Rohrig

You’ve seen the telltale signs of cupping on athletes and stars.
How does this ancient practice work—or does it?

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