Study: 2100 projection date for end of all small glaciers
By: Colette Georgii
The University of British Columbia (UBC) under the direction of Valentina Radic doing postdoctoral research with the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, recently did a study of how the melting of the world's small glaciers and ice caps will impact world sea levels. According...
Wobbly Earth means your horoscope is wrong
By: Zain Arif
Astrology has run into a few wobbles of its own, with the unsteady nature of the earth's axis leading to horoscope signs being off by as much as a month. What this means is that your astrological sign may not be what you think it...
By: D. Vogt
Mount Lemmon Observatory is a University of Arizona observatory located in the Santa Catalina Mountains. It operates seven telescopes, and current important projects include the Catalina Sky Survey. Mount Lemmon has an important place in the history of the American military and civilian space programs...
By: D. Vogt
In January 2011, astronomers discovered the largest black hole yet. Black hole M87 is 50 million light-years away, and has an astounding mass, about 6.8 billion times that of our own sun. Black holes are small regions of space so dense that their gravity...
By: Sylvia Farley
Sand dunes are formed by the action of wind. The wind moves small particles of sand upward and as particles fall they collect at the base of the dune. This action is repeated until a dune as we know it is formed. Dunes in deserts...
By: Lenna Gonya
The hazards of nuclear war have been public knowledge for decades. Certainly, for the areas initially affected, the result would mean millions of deaths, either by the direct result of the explosion or the ensuing radiation poisoning. However, there is another factor that would influence...
How sand dunes are formed
By: Shekinah Quinnett-Cook
The extensive sand dunes that cover areas, such the Saharah Desert and other sandy desert terrains, are called dune fields. Sand dunes vary in shape and size, and are formed by the velocity of the wind. Sand dunes tend to be longer on their side...
By: Sylvia Farley
Prior to 1968 the UK had a well-trained volunteer army ready to move in the event of disaster. They were skilled in first aid, evacuation of threatened areas, rescue, communications, forward planning, catering, instructing the public to prepare fall-out shelters, estimating severity and extent of...
Study: World's sixth mass extinction may be underway
By: Terrence Aym
Earth may be doomed to a sixth major extinction event and Mankind is significantly at risk of going the way of the dinosaurs.So claim a team of worried scientists whose findings are published in the journal Nature.The lead researcher, Professor Anthony Barnosky of...
The 7 natural Wonders of the World
By: William Bailey - 622607
Our planet has an abundance of beautiful, breathtaking wonders. There are many lists of “wonders” throughout the globe. The seven natural wonders must be just that, natural. Historical significance and uniqueness are just two factors in qualifying locations or objects to carry the title...

 

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