By: Nancy Houser
When research about sun dogs begins, it is necessary to look at their influence on history as a major part of early cultures. Occasionally viewed as evil curses over certain periods of antiquity, sun dogs were also portrayed during other periods as omens of good...
By: Lynette Alice
In 1885 Austrian chemist Carl Auer (Baron von Welsbach) discovered neodymium in the mineral didymia which was extracted from ceria which was found in Sweden in 1803. After nearly a century of work with ceria several new elemnets were found along with nedymium. What follows...
By: Nancy Houser
In order to identify and fully appreciate the North Star we need to understand it, yet in order to understand it we need to be able to accurately identify it. A dilemma of sorts for many, excluding dedicated astronomers whose lives have been spent quietly...
The difference between exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions
By: John Traveler
A chemical reaction is an event involving electrochemical interaction between elements which result in the formation of ionic, covalent or hydrogen bonds. In some cases the reaction results in a release of heat energy while in others the absorption of it. In Chemistry these two...
The difference between baking soda and baking powder
By: Barb Hopkins
The secret to making light, fluffy, and flavorful baked goods is in understanding the differences of the leavening agents baking soda and baking powder. A leavening agent is a component in dough or batter that causes a foaming reaction that will soften and add air...
By: Raven Lebeau
Arsenic is one of the "bad boys" of the periodic table. It's been called the "king of poisons" and the "poison of kings," although it's more likely to be used for rat poison than for regicide. While it's true that arsenic is toxic, this...
Lightyears: An overview
By: Adewale Olowode
A lightyear is a non-fundamental unit of length or distance equivalent to 9,500,000,000,000,000 meters.It is a much more bigger unit of distance created by scientiststo represent the distance that light travels in one year.Lightyear is the perfect unit...
All you want to know about sun dogs
By: Julie Longstreet Wehmeyer
What exactly is a sundog? You may have heard the term, and may have even witnessed the phenomenon without knowing what you were seeing. You also may have heard them referred to as "halos," and in some circles are even call "mock suns."...
Information about astrophotography
By: E.A. Paul
Astrophotography is a type of specialized photography which entails taking photographs of celestial bodies such as the moon, stars, planets, galaxies, nebulas, and any other celestial objects.For the beginner, it's not that difficult to get started. If all you want to do is to...
All you want to know about sun dogs
By: Hannah Rice Myers
Sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking experiences. They can be absolutely breathtaking in and of themselves, leaving their gazer speechless as a feeling of peace falls over them. When you add in the miracle that is a sun dog to this natural process, your entire being...

 

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