By: Brooke Vonbank
What is obsidian? Obsidian can be found in a variety of colors; however, black is by far the most commonly occurring variety. Being an extrusive igneous rock, meaning it forms above earth's surface from the solidification of magma, obsidian forms when the magma that reaches...
The effects of natural disasters on Japan
By: Sophie Miles
Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, is a country that has seen days of triumphs… and of disasters. It is an archipelago of over 3000 small islands with four main islands: Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. Three-quarters (85%) of the land is mountainous and...
By: Michael Totten
In mere seconds, a tornado can transform your life forever. During the tornado itself, you will be too busy taking the fast action needed to save your life. Afterwards, when you emerge to see how badly the tornado has ripped up the pieces of your...
By: Lenna Gonya
Earthquakes are some of the least predictable and most deadly of all natural disasters. Scientists know that they are coming sometime in the future, but the earth pretty much has a mind of its own when it comes to shifting and moving. Those that live...
By: Michael Totten
In mere seconds, a strong earthquake can transform your life forever. In a very strong earthquake, those first few seconds can be the difference between life and death. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce personal risk and increase the chances of staying alive. When...
By: Imogen French
Iron pyrites is a metallic mineral made of iron and sulphur (FeS2). It is often found in mineral veins, and as pyrite nodules. It is a heavy stone with a yellowish sheen, or if exposed to oxygen pyrite may also take on a rusty red...
By: Lenna Gonya
A tornado is one of mankind’s most dangerous and elusive natural foes. They can develop in the middle of a sunny day, grow within minutes, and strike without warning. They can destroy an entire town, or pick and choose which properties to devastate, and...
Severe weather warnings issued across UK
By: Craig Buck
The UK is braced for a weekend of severe weather following warnings from the MET office. Heavy snow, ice and blustery winds are predicted for many places as winter finally starts to take effect. The UK has so far enjoyed a relatively mild winter with...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When it comes to environmental science, assessing pollution seems to be one of the main research areas at present, simply because of the growing impact it has on the living organisms including the human beings. Although humans are able to tolerate environmental pollution to a...
Why the North and South Poles are so cold
By: Rex Trulove
It isn't unusual for a person to wonder why the north and south poles are cold, while the equator is so hot. To understand the reason for this, it is helpful to know a little bit about the earth and a little bit about the...

 

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