Astronomy is the study of celestial objects in the universe. It is a natural science that is concerned with the physics, chemistry, motion and evolution of such objects as well as the universe itself. Astronomy is considered the oldest science.
Throughout history astrology and astronomy were intertwined as people observed the heavenly bodies. Even in ancient times, civilizations such as the Mayans and Aztecs studied the stars, sun, moon and planets in their relation to events on earth.
Until recently we had been accustomed to there being nine planets in our Solar System but then Pluto, the farthest planet from our Sun, got demoted from its planetary status. The debate over Pluto’s status led to a redefining of the term planet.
Tay Sachs is a fatal disease that results from a genetic mutation. Read on for more Tay Sachs disease facts.
Many of earth’s species are now endangered and facing extinction. Despite desperate conservation efforts some species continue to decline. For some species, such as the Chinese River Dolphin, time has run out.
Pygmy hippopotamuses resemble their larger relatives but there are several differences. Pygmy hippos are also related to pigs. These animals are endangered in the wild. One of the greatest threats to the pygmy hippo is a continued loss of habitat.
When people think of a desert, they imagine hot, dry and barren areas without water. Although this is one type of desert, there are other areas that most would not think of as a desert.
Genetically enhanced humans may sound like something out of science fiction but it may be closer to science fact than most of us would imagine. Consider the possibilities and the moral implications. Can you imagine humans with the hearing of a dog, the eyesight of a cat, and the speed of a cheetah?
Parents know how difficult it can be to get their children to eat certain foods, especially vegetables. We think our children are just picky eaters but it seems that there is a genetic connection to the foods people prefer to eat.
The cloning of animals has been a controversial topic ever since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the Sheep. Since that ground breaking proclamation, many animals have been cloned including the world’s first cloned camel.
Earning an online doctorate in theology degree can be a good option for those with a M.A. degree in a related field, who wish to go one step further but need a more flexible routine to complete their education.
Having an ambidextrous child simply means that the child can use both hands with equal dexterity. This article will help you understand handedness in children as well as give you several tips for working with your ambidextrous child.
There are many different types of careers that fall into the category of environmental science. Geodesy is one of those careers that is worth learning a little more about.
Magnetic storms are associated with the sun’s solar flares. Disturbances occur in the magnetosphere of earth but what effect do these disruptions have on earth?
Finding green office furnishings isn’t as difficult as you might imagine. Although there are specialty stores to fit your needs, you can find green office furnishings in many common locations.
Most of us are familiar with a land volcano. We know what it looks like and what type of destruction a volcano can cause. There are volcanoes on the ocean floor as well known as underwater volcanoes or submarine volcanoes. In fact, there are many more beneath the waters than there are on land.
Indoor air can be dry and stale. It can irritate nasal passages and allergies. Here are a few ways to freshen the air in your home naturally.
By utilizing green ideas to build your own home or even to renovate the house you already own, you can save money and increase the efficiency of your living space. Green homeowners are finding that it an eco-friendly way to build a home that will be both cost and energy efficient in the long-run.