Why does the tongue stick to metal in the winter
By: Darlene Houseman
What in the world about a cold metal pole tempts us to stick our tongues to it? And why does our tongue stick to metal in the winter? Well, besides the simple answer of ‘it freezes,’ it all boils down to the scientific...
By: J. Lang Wood
Long before mankind developed sophisticated technology like satellites to forecast the weather, people had to depend on simpler methods such as the barometer. This instrument detects and measures changes in the atmosphere that vary when the weather is about to change. These measurable changes can...
Evolution of Earth's atmosphere
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
The Earth’s atmosphere formed following the initial coalescence of the Earth-Moon system, estimated to be 4.5 billion years ago. It would be unthinkable for most present-day organisms to attempt to live in that environment. The primary component of the atmosphere was carbon dioxide...
By: Michael Totten
The idea of zoning U.S. territorial waters is not new. Ocean zoning, a central component of marine spatial planning, is the next logical step from simply setting aside marine protected areas. Coastal and marine spatial planning, together with ecosystem-based management, are among the National...
By: Blaise Pascal
Given the right conditions, snow on any slope can become unstable and suddenly flow down the slope with devastating affects. This phenomenon is known as an avalanche. While there are a variety of factors that can lead to an avalanche, it is usually caused by...
By: Blaise Pascal
Over the course of the over four and a half billion years since the earth began forming, it has gone through many changes. One of the most important developments was the atmosphere that supports life on this planet. There are many theories as to how...
By: J. Lang Wood
The Aurora Borealis is the name given to the extraordinary display of lights in the atmosphere near the Arctic Circle. Also called the “Northern Lights,” the Aurora Borealis form spectacular colors and clouds shapes that appear to dance and move in the sky...
By: Michael Totten
Most tsunamis are associated with subduction earthquakes along the Pacific Ring of Fire, and to a lesser extent with earthquakes along the edges of continental plates in the Indian Ocean. However, the Atlantic Ocean is also vulnerable to tsunamis. Causes All tsunamis are caused by...
By: L.S. Watts
When people think of winter, they often think about beautiful visions of snowy backdrops. However, other people think of the dangers winter can bring that can stop daily life dead in its tracks. So what exactly causes winter to occur? Why does it feel colder...
By: Blaise Pascal
One of the primary methods of survival for any organism is adaptation. Intertidal organisms are no different. These organisms specifically inhabit the area or zone between high and low tide along rocky coasts, sandy beaches or tidal wetlands/marshes. Some examples of these organisms include: hermit...

 

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