By: B. J. Deming
Chile has a long history of tsunamis, so when a magnitude 9 earthquake struck far-away Japan on March 11, 2011, residents of this beautiful country that stretches along the Pacific coast of South America were quick to evacuate low-lying areas. Fortunately, that tsunami’s energy...
Why does salt melt snow and ice
By: Maria_Williams
Have you ever wondered how salt actually contributes to ice or snow melting? If you live in a really cold area where the roads, sidewalks and driveways are frequently icy during winter, you have probably used salt to melt the ice and snow on more...
By: L.S. Watts
In the movie, A Christmas Story, Flick was dared by Schwartz to touch his tongue to the metal flagpole. This all started because Flick argued that it wasn’t possible for a person’s tongue to stick to a cold, metal flagpole. Although when dared...
Should we start preparing for the end of the world?
By: Susana Ribeiro
You see it in the movies, the haggard homeless man with a cardboard box strapped around his neck; the words boldly imprinted “THE END IS NEAR”. You hear friends and family members talk about it right after an Act of God demolishes buildings, infrastructure...
Why does salt melt snow and ice
By: Darlene Houseman
To many of us, the term ‘freezing point depression’ may make us think of how really cold weather makes us melancholy, but in fact, it is the answer to the question, ‘Why does salt melt snow and ice?’ We all know that...
Why does salt melt snow and ice
By: Kimberly Napier
When snow falls from the sky, it is so beautiful, until someone slips on the ice. At that point, people will start to place salt on their pathways to melt the snow. It is a curious thing how salt does its job to help keep...
Should we start preparing for the end of the world?
By: Matthew Fulton
The "prepper" community is often considered strange by the rest of society. Why stock up on months and years of food, keep a large stock of weapons and ammunition, and be ready to live in very primitive ways when modern society is so well organized...
Why does the tongue stick to metal in the winter
By: Darlene Houseman
What in the world about a cold metal pole tempts us to stick our tongues to it? And why does our tongue stick to metal in the winter? Well, besides the simple answer of ‘it freezes,’ it all boils down to the scientific...
By: L.S. Watts
When people think of winter, they often think about beautiful visions of snowy backdrops. However, other people think of the dangers winter can bring that can stop daily life dead in its tracks. So what exactly causes winter to occur? Why does it feel colder...
Should we start preparing for the end of the world?
By: Christine Thompson - 658583
A giant meteor, technologically advanced aliens, zombies, a massive volcano creating an earthquake resulting in a global tidal wave, Y2K, the rapture. These are just a few of the fantastical interpretations for the end of days. As per usual, Hollywood and the American media...

 

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