By: Morgan Carlson
Every year, avalanches around the world total over a million, distributed along the various snow covered mountain tops and high peaks. While most avalanches happen when nobody is around, or they are small snow falls, occasionally when the conditions are right and the trigger is...
World's smallest countries
By: Elizabeth M Young
There are seventeen of the world's smallest countries, each with less than 200 square miles of sovereign land. Singapore is not included, since it had 246 square miles of land. The combined land mass of the entire group of countries would be just a bit...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Brackish water is salty water that has less salinity than sea water. It is generally a mixture of freshwater and seawater that is usually found where rivers or large lakes flow into the ocean. The technical standard is between 3 and 30 ppt salt or...
Should Scientists Allowed Divert Hurricane Major City Dooming Rural
By: T. Scott Randolph
I write on the side of yes for two reasons. One is a simple case of numbers. If a major hurricane hits a major city, the loss of human life can be staggering. Hurricane Katrina showed us this when it destroyed New Orleans. I am...
By: Frances Laing
Choose (and grow) organic food. You'll be setting out on a wonderful, creative learning adventure that will benefit you and your family in all sorts of different ways. You'll be adopting what they call 'The Precautionary Principle'. In essence that means: you're not going...
By: Morgan Carlson
The purpose of weather vanes has long been solely to determine the direction the wind is blowing. The importance for knowing wind direction has its roots in early times before technological assistance on the prediction of weather has given us reasonable followings of weather forecast...
By: Morgan Carlson
A wildfire starts and spreads through various means, either natural or by human error, and grows to a point that isn't easily contained or extinguished. While these fires can happen anywhere there is fuel to burn, they are generally restricted to areas that are dry...
What is buergerite
By: Julie Helms
Buergerite is a rare mineral from the ferric tourmaline group (class is silicates, sub-class is cyclosilicates) that was officially recorded in 1966. The tourmaline group includes the better known schorl, uvite and elbaite. Buergerite is found primarily near Mexquitic, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, in caves...
By: Keiron Audain
Biotechnology and Food Production. When it comes to answering the question of whether the application of GM (genetically modified) technology to improve food production is a good thing, two main issues spring to mind - the first one being the largely unknown effects of...
Which American states experience the hottest temperatures?
By: Elizabeth M Young
When it comes to hot weather, there are places where it seems that no one should be living there. Some of America's states exhibit highs of heat that just do not make sense, when it comes to human occupation. We are not just talking about...

 

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