Why our Planet is Heating and Cooling and what to do about it
By: Lime Yellow Tesseract
Contrary to what every oil company would like us to think the world's climate is changing. Global climate change is affecting all of us, causing our world to warm though there is a problem here, the question asks if the warm is warming, and yes...
An introduction to alluvial gemstone mining
By: Allan Taylor
Fossicking for gemstones is an interesting and popular hobby today, as is the cutting and polishing of any rough gemstones that you might find.Alluvial gemstone prospecting and mining can be done by the individual or by a mining company for various reasons, but the...
By: Angie Pollock
Hurricane season begins June 1st and ends November 30th. The 2010 hurricane season has been predicted by some meteorologists as being “above-average” for the amount of developments occurring in the Atlantic Ocean. The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project has predicted 11 to 16...
Mining a pegmatite
By: Allan Taylor
Pegmatites are intrusive igneous rock formations characterized by having large crystals of 5 cms up to several meters in size and are often composed predominately of quartz, feldspar and muscovite mica.Frequently pegmatites are elongated tabular dykes near vertically inclined and range from 1 to...
The difference between a tornado watch and warning
By: Jimmy Flatbush
The United States experienced its first tornado outbreak of 2010 last week, as tornadoes ravaged large portions of the Deep South and Mississippi River Valley. On average, the United States records more tornado sightings than any other country in the world. Volatile atmospheric conditions, combined...
Explaining earthquakes
By: Dr. Michael Smith
Recent earthquakes in Chile, Taiwan, Haiti, and now Turkey and other areas raise the concerns of many across the globe. What is happening to our world? Does this herald the end of this planet and life as we know it? While scientists dismiss these events...
How to use a compass
By: Chris Pine
When you are taking a hike, it is good to know where you are headed. Even if you are just walking, biking, or traveling by car, a compass can be an invaluable tool when there aren’t any signs or maps around. When you aren&rsquo...
Benefits of a solar water heater
By: Marvin Somers
Energy prices have risen dramatically in recent years and are set to continue rising in the future. Global shortage of resources will only intensify and many people are turning to alternative sources of power. Solar water heaters represent one such source of energy. Many people...
The endangered sea dragon described
By: Nancy Houser
The rare and carnivore sea dragons are especially adapted marine fish that live at the bottom of water beds, surviving with their perfectly camouflaged ability to live in seagrass beds, kelp beds and seaweeds. This is because of the leaf-like fins and frilly appendages which...
Facts about tornadoes
By: Bill Georato
The two most famous tornadoes in popular culture are probably from “The Wizard of Oz” and “Twister”. Modern fascination with these storms really started on May 10th, 1996, when “Twister” was released; ever since then, the idea of storm chasing, as it&rsquo...

 

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