Why geophysicists say Japan could be hit with 10.0 magnitude megaquake
By: Terrence Aym
The series of disasters that hit Japan may be far from over. The worst to come may be just over the horizon: a super mega-thrust earthquake that will deliver a devastating blow releasing massive destruction just short of the annihilation caused by the Chicxulub asteroid...
Understanding the three basic types of rock
By: Hai Shunxi
Scientists are people who try to understand the world. When you want to understand a thing, the first step is often to describe it in a way that shows its differences from other things that seem like it. A scientist who studies life, who we...
Difference between rocks and minerals
By: Hai Shunxi
"What is the difference between minerals and rocks?" is one of geology's basic questions. It's not really much different from asking, "What is the difference between a brick and a wall?" though, because minerals are the building blocks of rocks, just as bricks...
By: Mark Zanon
The Nobel Prize is considered the highest award in any given field. It is awarded for yearly progress in scientific or cultural advances in the world. Currently there are five Nobel prizes given out yearly (one for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace)...
By: Janet Grischy
Diamonds are just carbon. Colorless diamonds are generally pure carbon, but diamonds of various exotic shades are almost always colored by tiny impurities within the structure of the stone. Graphite, the "lead" in pencils, is pure carbon too. The only difference between pencil lead and...
By: Janet Grischy
California is 45% forest despite being most populous state in the nation. It is also 25% desert, holding some of America's most arid territory. Crowded cities give way to farmland, rangeland, forests, and unpopulated terrain. It has the tallest trees on earth, the Coast Redwoods...
By: Terrence Aym
Gigantic eruptions from amazing "supervolcanoes" at the top of the world caused the largest mass extinction on Earth, scientists have declared.Supervolcanoes can be found around the planet and three exist in the United States, the most famous of them the Yellowstone Caldera. Supervolcanoes cause...
How scientists plan to protect Naples from a Campi Flegrei volcanic eruption
By: B. J. Deming
Naples is a bustling shipping and cultural center and home to several million people, all living in between Vesuvius on the city’s eastern skyline and the much less famous complex of craters, cinder cones, and steaming sulfur pools known as Campi Flegrei on its...
What was the "Golden Age" of Antarctic exploration
By: Anthony Megna
The Golden Age of Antarctic exploration was the age before the machines that made exploration an easier business. This was the age of Shackleton, Scott, Amundson and Mawson. A very romantic era, and yet a stunning testament to the hardships that these explorers went through...
What will happen when we run out of oil
By: Gary Lewis
In approximately a hundred years or so the diminishing reserves of fossil fuel will have reached a critical level. There will still be billions of gallons of crude fuel locked deep underground in shale throughout the world. The easy stuff will be used, the crude...

 

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