By: B. J. Deming
The Earth is so much bigger than us—it’s hard to get a sense of its scale. A good example of this is the difficulty in picturing the volcanic caldera in Yellowstone National Park that underlies all the geysers and hot springs there. Public...
Dangers of winter storms
By: Sadonna Kimberly
One of the most dangerous seasons each year is winter unless you are properly prepared for it. If you decide to wait until a winter warning or a watch has been issued to get the emergency supplies you will need to make it through the...
By: Patrick Sills
Just what is meant by wind chill factor? Put simply, this is how cold exposed human skin will feel outside when the temperature of the air is affected by wind. It should be noted that the wind chill index is only used when the temperature...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Fossilization is the process by which biological remains are preserved for long periods of time. The resulting fossils are good records of life from a specific place and/or period and provides archaeologists with the necessary artifacts to understand the biodiversity of Earth today and throughout...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
According to the NOAA, lightning kills nearly 60 people every year (NOAA lightning stats). It's a deadly natural phenomenon, involving temperatures rivaling those on the surface of the sun. Though the physical properties are relatively well understood, many myths continue to persist. In this list...
By: Matthew Adams
When you watch the weather reports on TV, the weather presenter will discuss the predicted weather for the next few days. They do so with a weather map that includes various symbols. However, there can be quite a bit of meteorological jargon associated with these...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Lightning is a dangerous natural phenomenon that kills roughly 60 people in the United States every year (NOAA lightning stats). It is a fairly well-understood physical process with lots of research. However, many myths persist concerning lightning properties and safety during a thunderstorm. Below I...
By: Cameron Scott
Blizzards and winter storms can be very dangerous. Blowing snow can easily cause you to get lost when you're only steps away from your car. Cold and windchill can cause frostbite or hypothermia if you're not dressed for the weather. Even trying to drive during...
By: Irini Kotroni
Gemstones are classified into two categories, precious and semi-precious stones. Traditionally the common precious stones are diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. This classification dates back to ancient times and is based on the rarity and beauty of the stones. Precious stones are usually more expensive...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Tropical cyclone Yasi is being described by Reuters as one of Australia's worst storms in the country's history . The cyclone landed early Thursday morning and continued to bore inland for 500 miles. The highest winds were clocked at 170 mph or 280 kph. Waves of...

 

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