By: John G Evans
Who was Norman L. Skene, an MIT graduate born 1878 and lived till 1932 and proved himself as nothing but a genius of many different disciplines; i.e., a mathematician, a man of oceanographic physics, aerodynamics, designer, artist, builder, engineer; a writer? A colleague and...
The effect of the melting polar ice on climate change
By: Alison Fernandes
There has been much media interest in recent times over the melting of the polar icecaps, both Arctic and Antarctic, and this has raised questions in many people's minds as to what is really happening to our planet - so what is the effect of...
By: Janet Grischy
The largest earthquake ever recorded struck Chile in 1960, measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale. Approximately 1,655 people died in the monstrous quake. Besides the devastation in Chile, about 140 people died in Japan, 61 in Hawaii, and 32 in the Philippines. A...
By: Sammy Stein
Tsunami means 'harbour wave' in Japanese and is the term used to describe the huge, powerful waves which occur in large bodies of water. Tsunamis are caused by several natural events, all catastrophic in proportion and all causing energies to be released which are trapped...
By: Rex Trulove
Many people wonder what causes lakes to shrink and eventually disappear. This process, called succession, is natural and it occurs in all lakes. Thankfully, the basics of how and why this occurs isn't difficult to explain. To understand succession, it is often best to explain...
The Northern Hemisphere's human "footprint"
By: Jeffrey Graf
The term footprint has come to mean the balance of carbon dioxide (CO2) taken out of the atmosphere and carbon dioxide put into the atmosphere. CO2 is removed from the atmosphere primarily by photosynthesis and enters the atmosphere again either through respiration or combustion. It...
Where the universe comes from according to science?
By: Anthony Megna
There are many theories as to the beginning of the universe, but as of yet no agreed upon answer. The problem is a classic catch-22. Cosmologists can agree that the big bang started everything off, but what about before the big bang? Do you see...
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Water Management in Early Cambodia No matter where you look in the world, water management has been an important feature in any culture. Remains from different periods of time in different cultures have survived over the centuries and aerial photography is extremely useful in aiding...
By: Elizabeth M Young
We would expect that he official causeof deterioration of coral reefs would be announced as human in origin. But that is not the case. There is much difficulty in relating deterioration in coral reefs to sizable human populations, with their water polluting ways. In one...
Ways to prepare for any natural disaster
By: Rick Storm
Number One Must Have Item for a Natural Disaster Whether your region is prone to any type of natural disaster, or not, every home or apartment should have is a natural disaster kit. This kit can be easily organized and filled with items specifically needed...

 

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