By: Elizabeth M Young
There is the geographic center of the continental United States, and the city that holds the title is Lebanon, Kansas. The actual center is located on a farm that is about 3 miles from Lebanon Kansas, but apparently the city limits extend beyond those areas...
By: Emlyn Jones
Back in my halcyon undergraduate days, with my saliently “student” clothes and attitude, conversations with strangers invariably led to questioning what exactly was I doing in university (apart from inebriation and recovering from it). “Geography” I would reply, with a smile, awaiting the...
Profitable oil and gas exploration and production ventures
By: Brandon Ashley
On January 10, 1901, Captain Anthony F. Lucas was hard at work drilling an oil well at Spindletop, in southern Beaumont, Texas. Oil was thought to exist beneath the surface, but previous attempts to locate and produce these reservoirs had been unsuccessful.At 1...
By: James Hills
The argument over whether the planet needs saving is a complex one. Various species may be lost as the climate fluctuates, but this has happened throughout the existence of the planet and is arguably something that doesn’t need to be altered. If species die...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Biopiracy, like the term "bioprospecting", is an unofficial but increasingly common term today. This is not piracy on the highways or high seas, but is the aggressive and unethical taking of natural and intellectual resources for great profit without compensating those who own the resources...
By: Tom Cummings - 579982
The tropical rainforest or equatorial rainforest has four well defined layers: - The emergent layer - These consist of trees 35-45 meters high. They have tall, straight trunks and a wide spreading crown. There are little to no branches below the crown. There is a...
The usefulness of crystal forms, faces and symmetry
By: Allan Taylor
The science of crystallography at first thought may seem to be esoteric and a dusty old endeavor of limited practical use. Not so! Without crystallography, the whole world would come to a grinding halt, being composed of useless amorphous particles.Almost everything is composed of...
Hardest elements on earth
By: Nicholas Ward
When you saw this link, you were like "wtf?" then your curiosity grew, and now you want to know what the hardest elements on earth are. Well this article will detail what they are, a little bit about them, and where they come from...
Mars Trip too Dangerous
By: Sean Kollar
When it comes down to space travel it is really all dangerous. But the question is whether it is too dangerous. Not for the purpose it serves. As human beings we have a natural desire to explore. It is what makes us who we are...
By: Angie Pollock
2012 – The end of the world as we now know it. Or this is what some have rumored, predicted and/or believe. More than one ancient civilization had experienced upheaval during their time. The prediction from these civilizations all agree that the next devastating disorder...

 

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