New African water source found in Namibia
By: Sun Meilan
It is well know that water resources in Africa are scarce; according to a BBC article, there are about 300 million people across the country who don’t have access to safe water. In Namibia, a country that is largely made up of desert and...
London fog: Scientific fact or myth
By: Jennifer Boyd
Fog will occur when the air closer to the ground becomes trapped by warmer air above it then the temperatures drop and the moisture in the air condenses causing fog. Now that is a scientific fact, unfortunately London’s fog issues arose not from cool...
Undersea volcanoes: Seamounts
By: Jennifer Boyd
Many people have heard of undersea volcanoes but are clueless as to the different types and what each one may do or cause, the seamount is a mountain that rises from the ocean floor but often does not break the surface of the water. A...
By: Mari Mckee
Slate is a metamorphic rock. A rock that undergoes great heat and high pressure is changed into a metamorphic rock. The original rock was deep in the earth where it was exposed to magma which produces heat up to 800 degrees Celsius. Pressure comes from...
By: Patrick Sills
Rainbows are a pretty spectacular sight. Since almost everyone will agree with that statement, have you ever wondered what causes a rainbow to appear in the first place? The explanation is really quite simple.sca First, the weather conditions must be right. A rainbow can...
By: Brian Juma
Igneous rocks are among three main classes of rocks, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic. The igneous rocks are formed through cooling and solidification of magma or lava. Pegmatite, which is the focus of this article, falls in the category of igneous rocks and is...
By: J. Lang Wood
Many places on the planet experience earthquakes, either on a regular basis or infrequently. Earthquakes occur in specific areas of the Earth’s crust where “faults,” or cracks lie. These faults experience changing temperatures and pressures within the layers of the Earth that...
By: J. Lang Wood
The image of London, England is of a city often wrapped in a dense fog of moisture that permeates everyone and everything, but you may wonder if this is an accurate picture of this European center of business and tourism. Many scientific factors contribute to...
By: Hai Shunxi
Earth scientists classify igneous rocks, those which have cooled from molten magma, based on the minerals present and the size of the mineral crystals. The typical igneous rock is either made of crystals too small to identify with the naked eye, such as basalt; or...
By: Mari Mckee
Phyllite or “leaf stone”, is a metamorphic rock made of mostly fine grained mica. Phyllite’s protolyth, or parent rock,is shale. Millions of years ago, shale was exposed to the heat of magma (up to 800 degrees Celsius) and to the pressure of...

 

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