By: Laurence Williams
Homo TechnologistNear the birth of humanity, some ancient genius learned to control fire: technology was born. Coeval with mastery of fire, language was created. The communication of thoughts made astounding changes in humanities capability to survive. Cooperating minds produced history, legends, myths and poetry; language...
By: Jobie Weetaluktuk
Freezing rain is a dreadful thing to those who have at an encounter with its foreboding gloom. It can be a beautiful thing, especially for school boys and girls looking for a day off. It can also be an amazing phenomena. I remember I was...
By: Bob Knapman
I have no doubt that the most reliable, predictable and renewable source of energy is the Earth itself. By the term "Earth" I am referring to Geo-thermal. The Earth has an internal temperature of several thousand degrees insulated by the crust. At points this heat...
By: Nancy Houser
Four billion years ago, Mars suffered a magnetic crisis which caused it to lose its magnetic field. Now, our own magnetic field is becoming weaker-a magnetic field where the continuous spin of our planet's liquid metallic core is generating its magnetic force field which protects...
By: John Carter
Finding a mine is a science, and like all good science the search begins in the library. Mineral deposits usually are found in a group of similar deposits; rarely alone. Often they are also found in a particular rock type. If the library doesn't tell...
By: Graham Duke
Anybody with a fleeting interest in geology can tell you that the three main classes of rocks are igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. Apart from just knowing their names, the geological processes that take place to form these rocks are really very fascinating.First, we'll draw...
Removal of excessive carbon from the atmosphere
By: Rex Trulove
Many of us are concerned about the environment. Defining what 'excessive' carbon really means is the hard part. For instance, most carbon in our atmosphere exists as carbon dioxide. However, levels of carbon dioxide have been far greater in the earth's past history than they...
By: Eve Redstone
Man has used cobalt since the earliest of times. The Egyptians, the Persians and the Chinese used it to impart a blue color to their pottery, glass and jewelery and ingots of cobalt blue glass have been recovered from Minoan shipwrecks and the ruins of...
By: Robert Nickloff
Let me preface this essay by first stating that I am not an authority on global climate change, nor do I claim to have any formal education on this subject. I am not a professional journalist nor do I have any "credentials" that would somehow...
Where have all the coyotes gone?
By: Rex Trulove
Coyotes are one animal that is likely to be around for a long time, particularly in the vicinity of man. They can often be found in rural areas near towns, and while they are cautious of man, they are not particularly scared to be around...

 

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