What I can tell you about Equinox
By: Josh Hilp
The Spring and Fall Equinox are very interesting things. First let's go over some astronomical background for anyone who doesn't know. The Earth Rotates on an axis, completing a 360 rotation every 24 hours. It also orbits the Sun, making a complete trip around the...
What are some of Australia's famous land features?
By: Gary Wonning
Located in the heart of the MacDonnell Ranges lies Alice Springs, Australia's most famous oasis and the capital of the Outback. This isolated town is where Arrernte Aborigines have lived for 20,000 years, and where pioneer men and women found a new definition of...
How planet Earth was formed
By: Joseph Kirch
The Apple Pie Theory of the Creation of the Earth Scientists have long thought that the creation of the topography of the earth and the formation of the continents and land masses was due to shifts within the continental plates. The author begs to differ...
Explaining earthquakes
By: Sabeen Sidiki
Earthquakes result from the strain caused by the movement of the plates that make up the earth's outer shell; earthquakes are directly associated with the activities that occur at ocean ridges, trenches, etc. What happens is that when the earth's surface cannot cope with the...
The consequences of using alternative energy
By: M E Skeel
Twenty years ago we got tired of waiting for someone else to do something about alternative energy and we went solar. We live a long way from the grid and in a climate that has lots of sunny days so it was an easy choice...
Highest mountains in the world
By: Janet Grischy
The highest mountains in the world are the massive ranges that form the Himalayas, between the Tibetan plateau and the Indian subcontinent. Here, the great land mass of India slowly slams into the mass of Asia in a collision that began eons ago, creasing and...
What will happen when we run out of oil
By: Matthew Rawlins
When the world is free of oil, the resolve and adaptability of a people will rise to the top. 'Free of Oil' is a more conclusive analogy than run out of oil, as it is a measure of our need to alter dependencies. This great...
By: Janet Grischy
Blueschist is not abundant near the California coast. It is scattered among the much commoner greywacke, shale, and chert in a seemingly irregular fashion. Pockets of limestone are more common in the Coast Range than blueschist. The formations here, in fact the very existence of...
By: Janet Grischy
According to plate tectonics, now accepted by essentially all geologists, the earth is covered by plates, huge tiles of crust shifting on the subsurface. The ocean plates are mostly basalt, and heavier than the continental plates. The continental plates are mostly granitic rock. The plates...
What will happen when we run out of oil
By: Morgan Carlson
The world may or may not run out of oil, due to the fact that life has continued to exist despite humanity's best efforts to erase it there will be more oil... eventually. But the question asks what will happen when the world does. Assuming...

 

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