By: Lenna Gonya
Science is a double edged sword. Since the dawn of the modern era of science and technology, we have both lauded our scientific discoveries, and worked to correct some of their consequences. The same nuclear power that has benefited us in medicine and energy has...
By: Lenna Gonya
It’s not known as “mother earth” for nothing. It provides everything we need, water, food, fuel, shelter, oxygen. It has furnished, if we are wise enough to discover them, medicines in plant life, and solutions to survival in her many secrets.The earth...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Environmental and drug exposures have been related to rheumatological disorders for a long time. Lupus is one of the most well known of the rheumatological disorders, but there are others, such as Polyartritis and Kawasaki's syndrome. These are complex and often very difficult to pin...
Is Space Exploration too Dangerous
By: Mark Bogart
One only has to look back at the other exploration efforts of man to understand that the benefits from this type exploration will more than outweigh any of the risks involved. In fact it would appear that when great risks are required to be overcome...
Profitable oil and gas exploration and production ventures
By: John Louie Ramos
Petroleum oil and natural gas are two of the scarcest yet most important natural resources of all. During this day and age where we start to realize how important oil is and how it can affect millions of lives, oil explorations have started to sprout...
How is taconite mined?
By: Nick Ford
There was a time when the steel mills of America belched forth fire and forged more steel than elsewhere on the planet. In those days the mills devoured high grade and continued to do so until there was little left. Many of these minerals were...
Can science save the planet?
By: Dani Cichon
It seems that most debates these days revolve around the controversial topic of "saving the planet." There are those who are apathetic, content with whatever happens to the earth as long as their circle of concern is not being infringed upon. There are those...
Global repolarization: Sorting science from superstition
By: Rex Trulove
It is sometimes difficult to sort science fact from superstition, especially when the underlying facts haven't been around long enough to gather superstitions. However, even sorting fact from supposition is hard at times. Such is the case of global re-polarization. For a long time, we...
What causes a sinkhole?
By: Trayle Kulshan
The incredible photos of the massive sinkhole in Guatemala City have the world talking. "Are those photos real?" "It looks like something out of a movie!" "How did this happen?" Sinkholes are a common geo-morphic occurrence that range from small puddles to...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Tropical rainforests exhibit the most profound layering or stratification. Temperate rainforests have strata, but some ecologists do not recognize the definitions of layers in a rainforest. The tropical rainforests are classified as existing between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. They have...

 

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