Overview and definition of the Mesozoic era
By: J. Lang Wood
The Mesozoic period was a time of great change on Planet Earth. The climate and plant life that saw the rise of the dinosaurs looked much different than it does today. The climate was generally hotter during this period, though warming and cooling periods frequently...
By: Kimberly Napier
The Mesozoic Era is probably the one that people know the best. This has been labeled the “Time of the Dinosaurs”, or the “Time of the Reptiles.” Mesozoic means “middle life” and comes from the Greek “meso” meaning “between&rdquo...
Overview and definition of the Mesozoic era
By: Mac Pike
The geologic time scale is the construct used to delineate the major geological events that have taken place throughout the history of Planet Earth. The largest divisions are called Eons, enormous periods of time indeed. Everyone today is living in the Phanerozoic Eon, which has...
By: J. Lang Wood
The Ordovician period is a part of the Paleozoic era. It occurred between the Cambrian and Silurian Eras millions of years ago. The Ordovician was at first thought to be part of the previous periods, but in 1879, Sir Charles Lapworth pointed out the differences...
The effects of natural disasters on Japan
By: Christyl Rivers
A small island chain nation within the Pacific ring of fire, Japan will always have more than her fair share of natural disasters. Although Japan is a crowded, highly, technologically advanced nation which takes earthquake and seismic events very seriously, it is easy to understand...
Scientists claim to have created element 113
By: Elizabeth M Young
The search for element 113 is not a new one. Scientists in Japan have been smashing atoms for 9 years in attempts to create the element and claim to have three atoms completed. But scientists from the US and Russia claim to have already created...
By: Adewale Olowode
A season is a particular period of the year. In the West, astronomers and climatologists knew long ago there are four seasons in a year, including winter, spring, summer and fall or autumn. Winter is known to occur between December and February, spring between March...
What is the autumnal equinox?
By: Kirsten Callejas
In the northern hemisphere the evenings become crisp and cool. The leaves are turning colors and giving us that beautiful reminder that the summer has ended. The autumnal equinox is upon us. There are some very clear features of the commencement of the autumnal equinox...
What is the autumnal equinox?
By: Matilda Willows
The autumnal equinox is an astronomical event that happens every year and officially marks the beginning of fall. On the day of the autumnal equinox, the day and night are both approximately of equal length. There are two equinoxes every year, and they are often...
How latitude affects the time of sunset and sunrise
By: Rex Trulove
People have long noted that the farther away they move from the equator, the greater the variation is between the time of sunrise and sunset. Many people believe that this variation has been used to figure out the latitude of a given location, and it...

 

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