Category Archives: Science News

As the temperature drops Wind Chill comes into play

A cool day with a wind chill on the water really is cold.  No wind you say? If your boat is traveling 35 miles per hour then the wind speed is 35 mph, and it is 32 degrees (F) with the wind chill it is a frosty 16 degrees Fahrenheit.

Here’s how to figure out the true temp.

New Wind Chill Index = 35.74 + 0.6215T – 35.75(V0.16) + 0.4275T(V0.16)where:
V = wind speed (mph)
T = temperature (F)

So if the wind is blowing at 15 mph and the temperature is 51 degrees you would use the formula as seen below.   35.74 + 0.6215(51) -35.75 (15^0.16) + 0.4275(51)(15^0.16) = 46 degrees Fahrenheit


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Nature Conservancy Magazine – Killer Instincts


Nature Conservancy Magazine – Killer Instincts.

So cool – North Carolinas own Carnivorous Plants!



Arthropods of Our Homes

Arinn this one is for you – because we all know how you LOVE Arthropods – since I had to rescue you from one yesterday!

Arthropods of Our Homes.

Home | My Earth Changing Moment


Home | My Earth Changing Moment.

Wild South » NC Amphibian Bill Passed!


Wild South » NC Amphibian Bill Passed!.

Feeding Birds Webinar : Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12


Feeding Birds Webinar : Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12.

Cornell Lab eNews: New Live Cams and Website Kick Off FeederWatch Season


Cornell Grosbeaks

Cornell Lab eNews: New Live Cams and Website Kick Off FeederWatch Season.


Ana’s Corner – Beautiful Handmade Gifts


Ana’s Corner – Beautiful Handmade Gifts.

As most of you know I (Karan) am allergic to colognes, perfumes, and any other smelly thing including laundry detergent.  It is all natural or hypoallergenic for me.

We (Arinn, Mariah. & I) discovered Ana at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market but she is online too. We have tested and love her Bug Repellent. You smell of a lemon with a hint of eucalyptus. There is the added benefit of moisturizing your skin. I cannot wait to try more.

Please if you know of a source of goat’s milk soap please let me know. I prefer online due to the lack of perfume.




NC Year-Round Drug Drop Locations – Google Maps

NC Year-Round Drug Drop Locations – Google Maps.