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  • The Leaves, They are a Changin'

    Every year, for those lucky enough to experience it, between late September and early November trees undergo a process of change that is both beautiful and scientifically interesting. So why do leaves change colors in autumn?
    By Atlee Hargis September 11, 2015 

  • If It Can’t Be Grown, it's Gotta be Mined

    Minerals are all around us and make up components in many every day objects. Learn where minerals like vanadium, beryllium and aquamarine come from and how they're used.
    By JimSullivan August 20, 2012 

  • The Formation of Geysers & A Look at the Yellowstone Super Volcano

    This article begins with answers to questions about geysers; what, how and why are they formed? Then we will take a closer look at geysers in volcanic areas, such as the “Old Faithful" geyser. Finally, we discuss theories surrounding...
    By ciel s cantoria February 28, 2012 


  • The Making of a Winter Storm

    On average, winter storms will kill 41 Americans this year as a result of the extreme cold (exposure) and accidents caused by the weather (mainly car crashes).
    By Dr Mike C January 4, 2012 

  • Rocks Vs Minerals: Same or Different?

    Rocks and minerals are some of the most fascinating and valuable resources known to man. We will examine what they are a little more closely as well as look at some fun facts about them.
    By Nick Oza August 28, 2011 

  • The Effect of Metals on Marine Ecology Through Sediment Assessments

    Marine sediments represent sinks for heavy metal contamination. Creatures such as marine bivalves (oysters and mussels) feed on sediments and so can become intoxicated with heavy metals. Plants may also redistribute metals from sediments which...
    By Dr Mike C August 19, 2011 


  • Radon: Geology Explains How the Gas is Released

    What seems to be the problem with radon that the US. Surgeon General ranks it as the second leading cause of lung cancer? There are warnings about checking the radon levels in our homes, but the EPA has yet to offer explanations why this gas has proliferated...
    By ciel s cantoria August 12, 2011 

  • The Three Major Landforms of China

    From the Gobi desert to the highest point of Mount Everest in the Himalaya's, China is a beautiful country. The various landform types of China contribute to the natural beauty, with three in particular making up some of the most breathtaking views...
    By Vicki Perry July 31, 2011 

  • Stuck in the Mud: Experimenting with Fossils

    Fossils transport us to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They are the historical and scientific evidence that dinosaurs, plants and sea life existed millions of years ago. These experiments on fossils give students a solid idea of what fossils...
    By Linda M. Rhinehart Neas July 30, 2011 

  • Learn How a Headland Forms

    Headlands are prominent features on many coastlines throughout the world that are characterized by high cliffs and sea water surrounding them on three sides. Let’s take a close look at the geological factors and the patient processes of erosion...
    By Daniel P. McGoldrick July 23, 2011 
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