By: Hai Shunxi
Imagine you’re standing in your upstairs bedroom, you’re thirsty, and the only water in the house is a glass in the basement laundry room. To make the game fun, you can’t leave the room but you have a super-long bendable straw. So...
By: Janet Grischy
Hot spots exist in the crust of the earth. Above them, rock melts and bubbles up into volcanoes, creating igneous landforms. In the mid-Pacific, a hot spot created the Hawaiian Islands. Through geologic time, the islands have been moving slowly across the spot. As they...
Proposals to stop global warming
By: Anthony Ratkov
If you want to reduce global warming, you have to isolate sources of heat, so the heat is not emitted into the Earth's atmosphere. Any heat emitted into the Earth's atmosphere would contribute to global warming. A power plant produces heat, as a by-product of...
Overview: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
By: D. Vogt
The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (website here) is a unique research laboratory on the small 29-acre Coconut Island in Hawaii, and is owned by the University of Hawaii at Manoa. It studies sea life within the Hawaii Marine Laboratory Refuge, a sanctuary which includes...
Does historical geology refute evolution theory
By: Guy Takamatsu
In a word yes. Darwinism espoused gradual change. Uniformitarianism provided the geological justification for a belief in an old earth. Time was supposed to be the answer for Darwin's theory. However geological realities crept in to give the doctrine of uniformtiarianism a reality check...
By: Josh Berg
Human water consumption has seemed to gain a lot of popularity in recent years. As the population of the world increases exponentially, the consumption of water is going to continue to raise at an alarming rate. Our world is roughly 70% water but in no...
Is a coral reef plant or animal?
By: Matt Lundgren
A coral reef is not a plant nor an animal, it is an ecosystem. An ecosystem is a group of plants and animals that fit together in their own unique "Niches" or roles that keep the ecosystem running smoothly. In most cases, if you take...
Possible benefits of global warming
By: K.P. Arnolds
Is global warming beneficial? That is the question. Are the effects of global warming the same everywhere. Some people believe that some places may benefit and others will not. But what way will it affect us, if it does at all? We have solid evidence...
A guide to backyard geology
By: Allan Taylor
Backyard geology is an important hobby that has small beginnings and can have large personnel consequences. As a small boy I was interested in rocks and minerals and 20 years later I graduated as a geologist, and later still qualified as a gemologist. Today geology...
Can science save the planet?
By: Dani Cichon
It seems that most debates these days revolve around the controversial topic of "saving the planet." There are those who are apathetic, content with whatever happens to the earth as long as their circle of concern is not being infringed upon. There are those...

 

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