By: Janet Grischy
A geode is a hollow rock, sometimes with a fantastic growth of glittering crystals within it and sometimes lined with silky forms of chalcedony such as striped agate, jasper, or opal. Some geodes hold stunning combinations of smooth stone and sharp crystals. Because they’re...
By: Piers Corbyn
This article is interesting stuff but over the top; and I suggest the spin from bodies such as NASA, while not undervaluing their data, is more connected with spin for funding rather than connected with the spin of the Earth. It says: "The Earth's northern...
What causes a volcano to erupt?
By: Monica Tully Sevilla
What Causes a Volcano to Erupt? Ancient civilizations believed volcanic eruptions were the actions of gods and demigods. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the awesome power of volcanoes could only be explained as a punishment and wrath from the gods. Over the centuries...
By: Terrence Aym
Concern has been mounting for almost a decade as scientists hunched over their instruments and double-checked new data concerning the status of the Earth's crucial magnetic field.The magnetic field protects all life from damaging solar radiation. Exposure to such radiation can cause cancer and...
By: Martha Leonard
The shadow of Vesuvius looms over the city of Naples, Italy, like a brooding giant. Ah, yes, Naples-city of opposites; beauty and squalor, opera and street noise, pizza and squid, sun and volcano. Mt Vesuvius, which gives the Bay of Naples such a beautiful backdrop...
By: Sadonna Kimberly
The name geologist is a catch all name for several jobs that require a lot of specialized training and education. There are five different types of geologists jobs in which a person can specialize in. They include the volcanologist, paleontologist, mineralogist, engineering geologist and...
By: Janet Grischy
Athanasius Kircher created the first known map of the distribution of volcanoes in 1665. Sometimes called the last Renaissance man, he devoted his life to research. Investigating Vesuvius, he had himself lowered into its crater to measure its interior dimensions. He had some theories, but...
Gigantic volcano Mount Nyiragongo predicted to erupt
By: Terrence Aym
If anyone had any doubt that the world's volcanoes are all becoming more active they need look no farther than the giant Mt. Nyiragongo in the east Congo.Vulcanologists monitoring the awakening giant believe that previous eruptions may be dwarfed by the eruption that may...
Scientists: New fault line caused New Zealand killer quake
By: Terrence Aym
While shocked residents continue to sift through the earthquake rubble of Christchurch, New Zealand, geologists have made a stunning discovery: the killer quake occurred along a previously unknown fault line.Now, as the death toll continues to mount, and the decimated city is wracked with...
Study: Alaska could be one of world's top ten oil producers
By: Terrence Aym
A new breakthrough study analyzing the oil reserves contained under Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) reveals that the state could be the eighth largest oil producer in the world.The amazing data meticulously compiled by the authors—the consulting firm Northern Economics and the...

 

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