Explaining earthquakes
By: Ivan Setiawan
How to Survive in Earthquake-Potential Area When an earthquake occurs, there are plenty of people are killed in vain. Earthquake, especially its vibration, however, is not lethal. The victims of earthquake mostly killed because of being befallen by the collapse of buildings, roofs, trees, etc...
By: Devin Twedt
Avalanches kill an average of twenty five people per year. Unfortunately, this number is on the rise. This is due to more people venturing into the backcountry for recreation. Also, modern snowmobiles are more powerful than ever, allowing riders to access higher, steeper, and more...
Origins and purpose of the Nazca Lines of Peru
By: Morten St. George
A few years ago I saw a directory listing with a description of something like: "I was abducted by aliens last summer. It really happened." Though I had a lot of interest in aliens, I did not even consider visiting that website. Of course...
By: Shelly Barclay
Moeraki Boulders are just one of the many naturally occurring oddities that are found on Koekohe Beach and surrounding areas in New Zealand. Some have likened the appearance of these boulders to the bowling balls of giants, who have long since abandoned their game. In...
By: Craig Burr
When volcanoes erupt, they can cause devastation for miles wide. Anything in the volcanoes path gets destroyed instantly by the hot lava. There are many dangerous volcanoes in the world, however, here are some that I feel to be some of the most dangerous in...
Machismo or Madness? Magma freaks descend into erupting volcano
By: Terrence Aym
What do you do for entertainment? Kick back and watch a favorite movie? Drop in on a hot new dance club? Read a good book?How boring! Instead of following the crowd, why not do something really entertaining—like rappelling into the steaming caldera of...
By: Lenna Gonya
On the surface, alternative energy seems like the best solution for everyone’s energy problems. Certainly “getting off the grid” is an attractive idea, and one that most people would welcome. It is, but only if it can be done effectively, and economically.Anyone...
What are champagne diamonds and where do they come from
By: Kristen O'Riordan
The imagery triggered by the words "champagne" and "diamond" is very clear and desirable to both men and women considering a romantic diamond purchase. The champagne diamond phenomenon launched in the 1990’s. To this day jewelers still receive requests for these signature diamonds. Champagne...
The geology of New York City
By: Preethi Rao
According to Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), an earthquake measuring 3.9 in magnitude hit New York City region at approximately 10.45 A.M early Tuesday morning (Nov 30, 2010). It was the biggest quake in 18 years. Although the quake did not...
By: Marlin Bressi
Created in 1812 by German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs, the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness measures the scratch resistance of various minerals. This scale is based on the ability of one mineral to scratch another, which is intended to measure hardness. This does not, however, take...

 

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