Hurricanes Tornadoes Storms
By: Keith Redfern
Hurricanes are deadlier than tornadoes, but anyone who has experienced a tornado will need some convincing. It is largely a question of scale.So how are they different? They differ in the way they are formed and in the areas which they affect, but the...
By: Jack Mckeever
When we look into history we see that the planet has advanced in technology a few times to a disastrous end. Life as we knew it on the planet ended to bring about a new and brighter beginning. We look at science and marvel at...
By: B. J. Deming
Everybody knows, or thinks they know, that the Earth’s daily 24-hour spin around its axis causes the Coriolis force, which in turn causes hurricanes to rotate and household drains to swirl in a counter-clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern...
The difference between pumice and cinder
By: Todd Hendrickson
Have you ever put volcanic lava in your mouth? You may be surprised to find out that if you've ever brushed your teeth you may have. Volcanic rocks like Cinder and Pumice are used everyday in many ways, form the roads people drive on, to...
The difference between pumice and cinder
By: Rex Trulove
Pumice and cinder are both volcanic rock. They form in a similar way and they look a lot alike. However, they are quite different in a number of ways, as well. Pumice Pumice is a rock with a high content of silica, which tends to...
By: Robert Hoglund
Thunderstorms are common occurrences in many areas around the world, and provide vital precipitation for survival on Earth. They are often common in late spring and summer. The storms often bring strong winds, lightning, and rain, but normally peak in less than 30 minutes. Thunderstorms...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Hurricane season begins around May 30 and runs all the way until the last day of November. This is the period that is often considered the "off" season or "non-peak" season for vacationers looking to travel to places in the Caribbean, along the Gulf Coast...
Why you should never drive in a flood
By: Susan Smalls
Heavy rainfall can cause serious injury or even death, especially if you attempt to drive through flooded areas. Water can be a very powerful force of nature, and it has the potential to sweep cars away or turn them upside down while trapping the driver...
Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion
By: Susan Smalls
Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion can potentially save your life or the life of those you love. Heat exhaustion is the body’s way of telling people to get out of the sun and replenish themselves with vital fluids before suffering a heat stroke...
Why there are no modern machines to remove oil from ocean water
By: Sam E. Jones
In light of the recent oil leak/disaster, many people have come to wonder why there aren’t any means of simply sucking the oil/water mixture out of the ocean, separating the two, dumping the oil into a tanker and the water back into the sea...

 

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