By: Michael Lipsky
Radium is a radioactive, alkaline, earth metal that occurs naturally, almost everywhere, in trace amounts in rocks and soils. It has a chemical symbol of RA with an atomic number of 88. As radium decays, it releases energy into the environment until a stable, non-radioactive...
By: Daniel J. Gansle
The 1966 film, Texas Across the River, always gives me a good laugh. In the movie, Sam Hollis ("King of Smooth" Dean Martin) and others decry the "black poison" that bubbles up out of the mucky Texas soil and poisons their horses and cattle. But...
By: Tessa Dick
Please bring back the beesThe bees are disappearing. All over the world, both wild bees and the hives of bee keepers are dying. Sometimes the hive is found empty, and sometimes it is found filled with dead bees. Nobody knows the cause for this die-off...
By: George Merritt
Genetic engineering is the best answer, in my own personal opinion. After about thirty eight or so years of genetic engineering on our food sources, mainly in the way of crops such as corn and soy beans, among others, which effect our food source, what...
By: Rose Carlson
The Honeybees Are At My HouseWhere have all the honeybees gone? They're living on my porch on the Big Island of Hawaii. Bee City, Hawaii is 3 feet tall, 2 feet wide, and 7 inches thick. It reaches from the floor of my porch to...
By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
Deforestation of tropical forests is occurring at a rapid pace. Rainforests are among the richest and most diverse terrestrial systems and are home to a great many biological communities, called biomes. Although they take up less than ten percent of the earth's land surface, they...
By: Perry McCarney
Palaeontology is the science that studies the fossil record to investigate the evolution of life on Earth. From the fossil record it has been determined that there has been five previous major mass extinction events or periods in Earth's history, such as the most publicly...
By: Stephanie Sublett
Solar cells could potentially solve the energy crisis. Households could become independent of the power grid or even give power back to the grid. Large businesses could defer much of their energy consumption. Schools could operate more efficiently. Combination solar/electric cars might not need any...
By: Keith Hamburger
Radium in groundwater can become a serious health concern if the concentrations become high enough. Radium is a decay product of uranium and is therefore found wherever uranium might be found. It is over one million times more radioactive than uranium. Radium decays radioactively predominately...
By: Daniel J. Gansle
If you ever wonder why America is so reliant on Middle East oil as opposed to pumping its own petroleum out of the ground, here's the reason. In his recent book, The Age of Turbulence, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan recounts the peak of...

 

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