By: Morgan Carlson
Does it snow in Africa? Despite being well known for its vast desert, the Sahara, the fact that the equator runs through its middle, and its warm jungles and teeming savannahs, it does snow in Africa. While this snow doesn't settle on the plains and...
How did the Earth get its oceans?
By: Morgan Carlson
How did the Earth get its oceans? For that matter, how did the Earth get landmass and tectonic plate movements? Less than surprisingly, the two attributes of the planet may be inter-related. Before the oceans were formed, favorable conditions on Earth supporting liquid water would...
Animals of biomes: Physical and behavioral adaptations
By: James Johnson
Biomes are the ecosystems in which animals live and can be they separated into several categories. The animals living in those biomes adapt for maximum survival, both physically and behaviorally. They adapt by a wide range of mechanism and how they choose to adapt a...
By: Ethel Smith
Personal thoughts. When I was young I remember the birth of the space programme. There would no doubt have already been Space experiments that had taken place but, as a young child I remember so well what seemed the start of a new period of...
How water determines prosperity and stability
By: Irrira Rikki
STABILITY OF NATIONS. How many drops of water does it take to make an Iceberg? And yet with out the water - none of us on Planet Earth could survive. It seems logical how prosperous lives depend on every drop for stability; and determines...
By: Ethel Smith
In 2007, I was personally affected by flooding in the UK. It was the worst rainfall I have ever experienced in the City where I have lived all my life. Here in Hull, Yorkshire, weeks of heavy rain sowed the seed for the floods. Torrential...
By: Colleen Mart
Although most people know that the earth is surrounded by layers of atmosphere that are conducive to the life forms that inhabit the earth, many have not heard of the layer known as the thermosphere. So what is the thermosphere and where is it? The...
At what temperature will the Polar Ice Caps experience irreversible damage?
By: Irrira Rikki
MOTHER EARTH'S SHOULDERS The melting of the polar ice caps is a paradox of global warming. With deflection of the Ultra Violet sun's rays - as 'white' does - on such a large proportion of mass, as the Poles, it only needs a small...
By: Ethel Smith
Australia is a big country, and I mean BIG. This country covers such a vast area that almost any weather is possible in some part of it at any given time. Most of us imagine Australia as a land of perpetual sunshine but this is...
Ball lightning: Eyewitness accounts
By: Julie Helms
Ball Lightning is a phenomena that is poorly understood. Multiple theories have been put forward ranging from various atmospheric electrical/plasma mechanisms, to hallucinations brought about by fluctuations in the magnetic field from a close lightning strike, to supernatural causes. Eyewitness reports of ball lightning have...

 

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