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The atmosphere is the key to life on Earth. This thin layer is what protects us from the hostile environment of space. Here you can learn all about the atmospheric sciences.


10 Myths About Rainbows

10 Myths About Rainbows

Rainbow myths include everything from how and when they appear to the colors they contain. Check out these 10 rainbow myths at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Scientifically Sound Weather Superstitions

10 Scientifically Sound Weather Superstitions

Weather superstitions have been around for ages, but is there any truth to them? See 10 weather superstitions that are actually based on science. See more »

Is every snowflake actually unique?

Is every snowflake actually unique?

You've heard that no two snowflakes are alike, but is that true? Learn how molecules of water come to form these winter wonders at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why does humidity make my hair frizz?

Why does humidity make my hair frizz?

When the air is humid, your hair gets frizzy. Find out why humidity and frizziness unfortunately go together at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What’s a polar vortex?

What’s a polar vortex?

During the unusually cold winter of 2014, the term 'polar vortex' got quite a workout. Find out what a polar vortex is from HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Best Spots on Earth to Watch the Auroras

10 Best Spots on Earth to Watch the Auroras

What are the 10 best spots on Earth to watch the auroras? Learn about 10 places that offer incredible views of the auroras. See more »

Why are the auroras seasonal?

Why are the auroras seasonal?

Why are the auroras seasonal? Find out why you can only see auroras during certain seasons of the year. See more »

Why is winter not happening?

Why is winter not happening?

Why is winter not happening? Read why the Northern Hemisphere is still waiting for the winter cold to set in at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Countries with Perfect Climates Pictures

Countries with Perfect Climates Pictures

Countries with perfect climates are almost impossible to find. Look at pictures of the top 10 countries with perfect climates here. See more »

10 Countries With Perfect Climates

10 Countries With Perfect Climates

Our 10 countries with perfect climates reveals the best vacation destinations. Learn about the 10 countries with perfect climates on our website. See more »