By: Cynthia Astle
"Hot rocks" aren't just valuable jewels stolen from stores and safes. Scientists think that "hot rocks" are what made the Earth, and they're still making the planet today. Humans like to think of the planet on which we live as "solid rock." In reality...
A guide to the Earth's oceans
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The oceans of the world comprise a huge body of saline water, covering approximately 71% of the Earth's ocean surface water. This body of water is divided into a number of distinct oceans, including, based from greatest to smallest surface area, the Pacific ocean, the...
The geography of the Indian Ocean
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world, comprising nearly 20% of the water contained on the surface of the world. This ocean is bordered by India and China to the north; the African continent on the west; Australia and the archipelago...
Studies show pesticides damage the brains of bees
By: Leigh Goessl
Researchers in the United Kingdom say pesticides frequently used by farmers can cause brain damage in bees and disrupt their learning processes, reported BBC News. The studies, conducted by scientists from the University of Dundee and Newcastle University, linked problems caused by two different types...
An overview of black smokers
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Black smokers are some types of hydrothermal vents found at the bottom of the ocean. They usually form at about 3 km (2 miles) below sea level. Black smokers develop near volcanically active regions, such as in the mid-ocean ridges and emit high levels of...
EPA finds over 50 percent of US rivers and streams are in poor condition
By: Christine Zibas
The 2013 Assessment of National Rivers and Streams, conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), found that more than half of US rivers and streams are in poor condition, according to the Huffington Post. According to CBS News, “More than half…are in poor...
By: Patrick Stephen Baker
“Archaeology Theories, Methods and Practice” (5th edition) by Colin Renfrew and Paul G. Bahn is the basic and indispensable text book for undergraduate archaeology students. In this new 5th Edition, many new theoretical advances, such as agency and materiality theories, have been added, while...
By: Nadine Tavener
When thinking of endangered species, most people will automatically imagine the large mammals: giant panda bear, rhinoceros, tiger or elephant. However, there are hundreds of smaller species who find themselves on the endangered list. The task of preserving these species and increasing their numbers sufficiently...
By: Retha Boswell
Kimberlite is a type of igneous rock. It forms from the cooling of magma like other igneous rocks, but is unique because it forms over 100 miles (150 kilometers) beneath the Earth's surface and, in a matter of hours, travels to the top. It is...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean in the world, encompassing approximately 29 percent of the total water contained on the surface of the Earth. The Atlantic Ocean is delimited by the American continent on the west and Europe and Africa in the east...

 

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