By: Chris Visco
So how many of you have ever heard of Alfred Wegener? No, he's not baseball player, rock musician or Hollywood celebrity. He is known as the father of continental drift. He was a meteorologist, studying climate in Greenland in the early 1900's. In those times...
By: Chris Visco
When I was a little kid, I used to love to watch the television series Superman. Even though I knew he was a fictional character, it was fun to fanaticize about his magic powers. I remember one episode, where the world's deepest oil well was...
By: Keith Hamburger
Covered by water and unnoticed by most, the ocean is full of hidden geologic features. While much of the ocean floor is relatively flat, the ocean is home to the tallest mountains in the world, when measured from the base at the ocean floor, and...
By: S. F. Heron
Imagine a place only accessible by deep-sea submersible. A place that's so cold only the smallest microbes and microorganisms can survive. A place where water exhibits such tremendous amount of pressure that it equals 16,000 pounds per square inch. At almost 7 miles in...
By: Keith Hamburger
Living at the foot of Pikes Peak brings a sense of awe and wonder. The massive rise of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains is and omnipresent symbol of the forces of geology. The colossal summit of these mountains, more than a mile above...
By: Keith Hamburger
Super volcanoes are a potential threat that would dwarf anything our civilization has ever faced. While the world frets over global warming, and movies are made about asteroids hitting the Earth, an eruption of a super volcano has barely been faced. But, then again, even...
By: S.C. Kleinhans
I saw one on the local news last night. He was very attractive and he seemed quite knowledgeable regarding the news topic. You may ask who the intriguing gentleman was. The man was a geologist. He was sharing important information regarding sinkholes with the audience...
By: Shardul Golwalkar
It seems as we only have one alternative energy source that meets the following and necessary criteria: 1. Safeness - We need an alternative energy that is safe, and like oil cannot be attained by terrorists, bombers, or anyone that is not using it for...
By: Carolyn Tytler
An earthquake is a violent shaking in the Earth's crust. It is caused by a sudden release of tectonic stress within rocks along a geologic fault line, or from volcanic activity. A great deal is known about where earthquakes are likely to occur but predicting...
By: Yzzy Quarker
Keeping Safe in an Earthquake If you live in earthquake country, you know it. An earthquake is a memorable experience that everyone talks about for days afterward and no matter its intensity, there is always talk of The Big One.' You know, the...

 

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