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Take the Fahrenheit Pledge

David Sandalow | Posted 12.14.2015 | Science
David Sandalow

In the next week, millions of Americans will hear and read news stories about global warming. They'll hear that allowing global average temperatures to increase by more than 2°C would be dangerous. There's only one problem: Americans think in degrees Fahrenheit.

WATCH: Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin Explained In 10 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.21.2013 | Science

Don't quite understand the difference between Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin? Don't have time for a long explanation of temperature scales? You're...

Computer App 'Paints' Portrait Of Long-Dead Physicist

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | Science

WARSAW, Poland -- Scientists in Poland have created a computer portrait of 18th century physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit using images of his relati...

$107,802 Paid For A Thermometer?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

(BNPS) Bidding must have reached the boiling point. One of the first thermometers made by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit sold on Tuesday for $107,80...

Science Words: Numbers

Cheryl B. Frech | Posted 10.13.2012 | Science
Cheryl B. Frech

All countries utilize a mixture of historical and metric units, but the United States is especially multicultural in this area. A simple trip to the grocery store might find you purchasing a two-liter container of a soft drink, a gallon of milk and a pound of beef.