We now know how insects and bacteria control ice

Proteins help organisms form or inhibit ice crystals University of Utah Contrary to what you may have been taught, water doesn’t always freeze to ice at 32 degrees F (zero degrees C). Knowing, or controlling, at what temperature water will freeze (starting with a process called nucleation) is critically important to answering questions such as…

Alien ice on Earth

From Eurekalert Only two more steps to ICE NINE!~ctm Stanford scientists discover how dense, extraterrestrial ice can form in just billionths of a second Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences Stanford researchers have for the first time captured the freezing of water, molecule-by-molecule, into a strange, dense form called ice VII (“ice seven”),…

Introducing the WUWT Great Lakes Ice Reference Page

Image Credit: NOAA Great Lakes Surface Environment Analysis (GLSEA) Great Lakes Ice Cover reached 91.8% yesterday, after Wednesday’s coverage of 91% made 2014 the second highest maximum on record. Great Lakes Ice Cover is well within striking distance of the highest maximum on record of 94.7% set in 1979. Coming on the heels of last…

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Quarterly Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” This format received a positive response in the previous article and apparently encouraged Skeptical Science to take A Big Picture Look at Global Warming, thus this article will be updated on a quarterly basis moving forward. In their article, Skeptical Science argued that “the planet is indeed warming rapidly”…