By: Ian Loft
Oil transformed the world and propelled humanity into the age of engines and high technology of composite materials, plastics, medicines and a multitude of catalectic agents used to energise manufacturing processes in almost every conceivable industry. If oil were to suddenly disappear, the world today...
By: Kelly A. Mello
To understand the San Andreas Fault, we must first understand what a fault is. No, it is not the same definition as the word 'blame'. A fault is a fracture or a zone of fractures between two blocks of rock. These fractures allow the blocks...
By: Krystle Hernandez
During the 1960s, the concept of seafloor spreading was added to the existing theory of continental drift, which speculated that continents moved on the earth's surface. Plate tectonics is a comprehensive geological theory which has evolved from the two notions to explain the movement of...
By: Richard Serra
Several theories offer explanations as to how began. Of course we believe the big bang was actually the beginning of all masses that represent the planet's the stars and all other heavenly bodies.However the earth itself may have formed as a result of the...
By: Richard Serra
What if we could travel through time to see the changes to our planet after millions of years have passed. Sometimes a trip back into time can be found in areas in your own back yard. The yard itself has been there all along, but...
By: Algy Moncrieff
The world is a big, spinning, ball of molten rock, with large rocky tectonic plates floating on top, and a big blob of solid iron in the middle. Although there is some argument as to what it is that causes these vast tectonic plates to...
By: Gary Leadbeater
EARTH! HOW IT ALL BEGAN.Scientist theorized that when the solar system formed some 4 and half billion to 5 billion years ago that the cause of the formation of the planets was due to the fact that a heavy gravitational field that formed from...
By: Sue Bluze
A GUIDE TO PLATE TECTONICS: HOW CONTINENTS MOVEThe story of Plate Tectonics is a fascinating story of the lighter continents drifting majestically from place to place above the heavier mantle, then breaking apart, colliding, and grinding against each other; of oceanic and continental mountain ranges...
By: Sue Bluze
PANGAEA Two hundred and twenty million years ago prior to the Triassic period, all the continents were joined into a single 'super continent' that we refer to as Pangaea. This supercontinent later broke apart during the late Triassic and Jurassic Periods due to the effects...
By: Algy Moncrieff
Given that oil is perhaps the one substance in the world that we are totally reliant on, surprisingly little is known about the origins of the substance. There are two main theories that have been proposed as to where oil comes from, but scientists still...

 

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