By: Elizabeth M Young
"Lazy College Professors Never Produce Sufficiently Educated Graduates To Dramatically Help Executives Trim Yearly Losses." What?! Don't worry, this is just one of the mnemonics that are used to remember the rare earth metals, or the lanthanoids Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Promethium, Samarium,Europium...
Causes of earthquakes
By: Hai Shunxi
If you’ve ever felt the earth moving under your feet or seen the light fixtures overhead swaying without any wind, you’ve experienced an earthquake. Earthquakes are actually shock waves transmitted through the ground, which we sense as movement or shaking. In that way...
By: Sarah Ganly
Everyone has heard of plagues of locusts in the bible, and most people associate plagues of locusts with the punishment of God, but most people don’t know that plagues of locusts are common occurrences. In fact plagues of locusts are just a phase that...
Could humans survive with no vegetation on earth?
By: Jeremy Ford
The fundamental reason humans could not survive without vegetation is that vegetation releases oxygen. Plant life intakes carbon dioxide and releases it as oxygen through the process of photosynthesis. This is the sole reason other complex life forms have evolved on Earth. Without vegetation...
By: Hai Shunxi
Did you say you want to be a geologist? Great choice! The earth sciences are rewarding and challenging, and offer a chance for life-long learning. Like all scientists, geologists strive to expand the field’s body of knowledge and to apply new technology to their...
How forest fires help ecosystems and forests
By: Sara Gross
Although forest fires cause problems, or even tragedy, for humans, they are essential in the maintenance and development of forest ecosystems. Government actions, such as the Healthy Forests Initiative, are being taken to reduce forest fires but the effects of this will be mostly negative...
By: Richard Serra
Throughout the ages, man has feared lightning, but yet was in awe of its spectacular light show that it puts on. When we see that a storm is on the horizon, and it's one of those balmy summer days, you can always bet there are...
By: Doc Xerus
Static electricity occurs when an electric charge builds up on the surface of an object. The charge will remain until it is neutralized by discharging or until it goes to ground. Static can be a problem, sometimes interfering with sensitive electronic devices, such as computers...
By: Gary C. Gibson
Many Arctic survivalists work for oil corporations on the North Slope of Alaska. They may alternate rugged outdoor ventures with good clothing, maybe with iron filing seven-hour hand warmers stuck in shirt pockets or in a boot etc with indoor recovery periods of hot tubs...
Explaining earthquakes
By: Agnes Naswa
The Worlds Riskiest Places for Earthquakes An Earthquake is one of the most devastating and destructive natural phenomenon that anyone can ever encounter. Earthquakes have in the recent past caused destruction in countries like Japan, Turkey and Iran, but some of the worst Earthquakes have...

 

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