Coral autopsy reveals Australia's Great Barrier Reef experienced a collapse  
By: Sun Meilan
Most people have heard of the Great Barrier Reef, even if they don’t know precisely where it is or how vast it is. According to Greatbarrierreef.org, it is so large that it can be seen from outer space and it is the largest...
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
By: Donna Hicks
As local leaders took to the media, warning residents to evacuate, being very blunt, such as when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie warned, “Don’t be stupid,” Hurricane Sandy was leaving a path of destruction and death in the Caribbean and churning straight...
The worst typhoons in Asia's history
By: Donna Hicks
As a tropical depression picks up speed in the Pacific Ocean, it has the potential to turn into a cyclone, then a full-fledged typhoon and even a super-typhoon, with massive destruction, injury and loss of human life when it makes landfall. Some typhoons in Asia...
Why coffee beans are in danger of extinction
By: Terrence Aym
The scholarly study titled "The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Arabica Coffee (Coffea arabica): Predicting Future Trends and Identifying Priorities" can be summed up with one brief sentence: the Arabica coffee bean may become extinct.For those that drink coffee the news could be...
By: Shannon Farlouis
There is abundant life under the ice and researchers can prove it. In Alaska waters there is abundant life despite the low temperatures. Scientists have discovered phytoplankton in these icy waters. Photosynthetic marine plants also grow in these Arctic waters. People talk about the climate...
By: Frederick4491
Prime numbers have fascinated scholars of mathematics since their invention. Well, maybe not fascinated, but at least they have generated interest and still do. What are prime numbers? Basically, a number is prime if it is a natural number greater than 1 which has no...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Someone who is interested in learning about dynamic meteorology will study the atmospheric motions that are related to the climate and weather. Dynamic meteorology is the study of atmospheric sciences. There are a few requirements before taking the course. You must have a prerequisite that...
By: Shannon Farlouis
While other countries have natural boundaries along their shoreline, the United States does not. These boundaries may be mountains that slow the dangerous storms down and keep them from coming ashore. The United States is an open target for tornadoes and hurricanes because it spans...
By: Michael Totten
The United States is constantly vulnerable to extreme weather systems, including hurricanes and tornadoes. While hurricane season in the U.S. only lasts from May to November, tornadoes can strike at different parts of the U.S. year-round. The reason that the U.S. is...
By: Robin Lamb
Eratosthenes of Cyrene was an exceptional scholar who made lasting contributions in mathematics, geography, history and astronomy. He was also a poet, a theatre critic, chief librarian at Alexandria and, most notably, the first person to accurately estimate the size of the Earth. And yet...

 

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