Energy-saving tips
By: Christyl Rivers
The best tips to save energy, just like the best tips to stay fit, are life-style changes. It is our habits and our programmed psychological barriers that keep us from aligning ourselves with nature. Meanwhile our natural affinity to preserve Earth, and ourselves, tells us...
What is a depot in polar exploration
By: Anthony Megna
A depot is a store of food and materials that is placed along a trail so that polar explorers don't have to bring all that stuff with them. By now we all know the story of Captain Robert Scott, the famous Antarctic polar explorer who...
What lessons can we learn from the river?
By: Christyl Rivers
Rivers can teach us patience or fury, stillness, or surging power. They can teach us how snowflakes become glaciers, then rivers, and then they become the produce consumed by an entire subcontinent. They can teach us about unique and diverse eco-systems. They can teach us...
By: Rianne Hill Soriano
Making your own fully functional weather satellite receiving station is as easy as creating an extensive high school science project. Its hardware and software requirements are relatively easy to acquire and the cost for the set-up is quite reasonable for an average person with keen...
By: Cameron Scott
Cold air is usually dry air. That's why really cold places don't get a lot of snow. However, a large lake or ocean can change all that. When cold Arctic air sweeps across open water, it picks up moisture. When that cold air sweeps across...
By: Patrick Stephen Baker
Precious metals are any one of a number of relatively uncommon and valuable metals. They are used in jewelry, in coins and sometimes as specie or monetary metals. The three primary precious metals: silver, gold at platinum. Another very valuable metal is palladium. Silver: Chemical...
By: Cameron Scott
Lake effect snow happens when cold Arctic air sweeps across the Great Lakes while they are still unfrozen. Cold air is very dry air, which sucks up the moisture from the lakes like a sponge. Usually cold dry air doesn't bring snow, but when that...
By: Michael Totten
To be considered a precious metal, a metal must be rare, occur naturally, and be chemically and radioactively stable. This combination of traits gives the precious metal its financial value. Unlike modern floating currencies, which only have fiat value, a precious metal is considered a...
Where have all the honeybees gone?
By: Jared Robbins
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of bees? Most people would probably associate "bees" with "getting stung." Anybody who has been stung before knows how painful the experience can be, so, one can understand that there would be...
By: M. Halyard
The top three categories of agricultural products of California are fruit and nuts (about $11 billion produced annually), livestock and poultry ($10 billion produced annually), and vegetables and melons ($7 billion produced annually), according to the California Department of Agriculture. With over 75,000 farms...

 

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