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  • The mathematical notion of "nothing" is actually quite enormous. There is more emptiness in the universe than there is physical substance. Follow along with me as I clarify this concept.

    What Is Nothingness in Physics and the Universe?

    What Is Nothingness in Physics and the Universe?

    by Glenn Stok11

  • Particle physics is full of surprises, but to discover a location of tranquility in a storm of instability is amazing. Yet that is exactly what the island of stability is.

    What Is the Island of Stability?

    What Is the Island of Stability?

    by Leonard Kelley0

  • The first of four basic guides to the night sky, and what can be seen with the naked eye or binoculars. This page identifies the many kinds of objects you can see when you look up at the night sky

    Astronomy—A Beginner's Guide to the Night Sky

    Astronomy—A Beginner's Guide to the Night Sky

    by Greensleeves Hubs32

  • We've all experienced a short-term power outage, but what kind of problems would we have if the power was out for a week, or even longer? We depend on electricity for a lot more than lights and TV.

    Could We Survive a Long-Term Power Outage?

    Could We Survive a Long-Term Power Outage?

    by Sherry Hewins49

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  • Moray eels and wolf eels have elongated bodies and live on the ocean bottom. They have each developed some very interesting and unusual body features and behaviours.

    Moray and Wolf Eels: Interesting Fish Facts

    Moray and Wolf Eels: Interesting Fish Facts

    by Linda Crampton26

  • Cockroaches. They may be icky but they've got a lot of tricks up their hard little sleeves and you might be shocked to know what they're capable of and where they came from. Turn your repulsion to fascination right here with one click. I dare you.

    The Fascinating Truth About the World's Oldest Pests: Cockroaches

    The Fascinating Truth About the World's Oldest Pests: Cockroaches

    by Theophanes Avery26

  • In the summer of 1969, the spacecraft Apollo 11 made an epic journey to the moon with three brave astronauts aboard. The space flight culminated when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made an historic walk on the surface of the moon.

    Apollo 11: Journey to the Moon

    Apollo 11: Journey to the Moon

    by Doug West2

  • Russia's domesticated silver fox experiment gives genetic clues to the process of animal domestication. Wild foxes from fur farms have been domesticated and made available for the pet trade.

    How the Silver Fox Was Domesticated

    How the Silver Fox Was Domesticated

    by Leah Lefler19

  • Black widow spiders, scientific name Latrodectus mactans, are among the most venomous of all arachnids. I have been working with insects and spiders for almost 20 years and I get a lot of questions about black widow spiders. This article addresses all of your black widow concerns and curiosities.

    Where Do Black Widows Live and What Are Their Behaviors?

    Where Do Black Widows Live and What Are Their Behaviors?

    by GreenMind Guides22

  • This article looks at ten sandy beaches of extraordinary colour, what they are composed of and how they are formed, with illustrations of all ten

    10 Beaches of Unusual Colour

    10 Beaches of Unusual Colour

    by Greensleeves Hubs16

  • What role does water play in life and what would happen if we were to lose it or it didn't exist? There are already parts of the world where we can see how life would change, if there were no water. This article explores it further.

    Why Water Is Important to Life

    Why Water Is Important to Life

    by watergeek33

  • The great horned owl is an avian apex predator. Possibly this bird is the finest predator to have ever lived.

    The Great Horned Owl

    The Great Horned Owl

    by Wesman Todd Shaw28

  • Tomatoes are nutritious fruits (or vegetables) with an interesting history, but they often lack flavor compared to tomatoes of the past. A discovery by scientists should be helpful in creating tastier fruits. Some strategies for obtaining tomatoes with a better taste already exist.

    Tomatoes: Plant Facts, Interesting History, and Fruit Flavor

    Tomatoes: Plant Facts, Interesting History, and Fruit Flavor

    by Linda Crampton48

  • Water has some properties that can make it a good refrigerant. It also possesses some undesirable properties that makes its application as a refrigerant very challenging and inefficient to implement.

    Should Water Be Used as a Refrigerant?

    Should Water Be Used as a Refrigerant?

    by Charles Nuamah2

  • This article summarizes the threat that asteroids and comets pose to the Earth. A short history of some of the greatest asteroid impacts on Earth is also provided.

    Will an Asteroid Strike Planet Earth?

    Will an Asteroid Strike Planet Earth?

    by Kelley Marks43

  • The dragon blood tree of Socotra Island has an unusual appearance. It secretes a red resin known as dragon's blood when its bark is injured. The resin is used in many ways. The island is home to other fascinating and often unique organisms besides the tree.

    The Strange Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Island

    The Strange Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Island

    by Linda Crampton52

  • The Sunshine State has all sorts of over-sized bugs and creep-crawlies. This article looks at the biggest spiders in Florida.

    6 Biggest Spiders in Florida

    6 Biggest Spiders in Florida

    by Paul Goodman11

  • A humble, misunderstood, and unappreciated vegetable, the rutabaga needs a spin doctor to improve its image; I am not here to provide that service.

    The Care and Feeding of Rutabagas

    The Care and Feeding of Rutabagas

    by Rupert Taylor12

  • With billions of galaxies in the universe that may have the potential for Earth-like planets in their solar systems, the chance of intelligent life elsewhere must exist. But there are reasons why we may never find it.

    Why Intelligent Life in the Universe May Never Be Found

    Why Intelligent Life in the Universe May Never Be Found

    by Glenn Stok20

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  • Scientific use of the term "super" is rather rare, as it tends to be a superlative more often found in our common vernacular than in the annals of science. Nonetheless, geologists have assigned a set value of parameters to define the monstrous geologic events, better known as supervolcanoes.

    Supervolcanoes: Past, Present and Future

    Supervolcanoes: Past, Present and Future

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • Did an “Intelligent Designer” fine-tune the universe to make it just right for human life? No! Just the opposite. Evolution has fine tuned life to fit the universe.

    Is the Universe Fine-Tuned for Human Life?

    Is the Universe Fine-Tuned for Human Life?

    by Catherine Giordano24

  • Students have an excellent chance of doing well on a physics exam if they work efficiently throughout the physics course and follow some tips for writing exams.

    How to Pass a High School Physics Exam

    How to Pass a High School Physics Exam

    by Linda Crampton24

  • Ring of Fire is a common expression applied to a geographical area bordering the Pacific Ocean. Within this "Ring of Fire" earthquakes and volcanoes are more common than any other place on the planet.

    A Few Facts About the Ring of Fire

    A Few Facts About the Ring of Fire

    by Harry Nielsen10

  • Why does time only go forward? Is there some kind of gravity that relates to time? The gravity of time, or time gravity, is my theory that affects the direction of time—keeping it going only in one direction.

    Why Time Only Goes Forward: A Theory I Call Time Gravity

    Why Time Only Goes Forward: A Theory I Call Time Gravity

    by Glenn Stok27

  • Birds are among the most beautiful creatures on Earth. They're also some of the weirdest! Check out these crazy-but-true interesting and fun facts about our feathered friends...you'll be amazed!

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Birds

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Birds

    by Amanda Littlejohn45

  • Have you have considered the power potential of the human body? What about the energy stored in a raindrop? In this article I discuss five strange methods that could one day become an integral way that civilization generates electricity.

    Five Alternative Forms of Energy You Have Never Heard of

    Five Alternative Forms of Energy You Have Never Heard of

    by CWanamaker28

  • Prior to the discovery of blood groups, blood transfusions were often deadly. Physicians attempted the use of milk and animal blood as an alternative to human blood, but met with limited success: the discovery of blood types allowed modern transfusions to safely take place. Blood typing, blood groups around the world, and the genetics of blood types are discussed in this article.

    Blood Types:  History, Genetics, and Percentages Around the World

    Blood Types: History, Genetics, and Percentages Around the World

    by Leah Lefler16

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  • What different species of animals can interbreed and how is it possible? From mules to ligers learn all about hybrids in this comprehensive article.

    Facts and Myths About Mammal Hybridization

    Facts and Myths About Mammal Hybridization

    by Theophanes Avery30

  • In the fall they disappear, and then in the spring they appear again. But what happens to all the insects during the cold, snowy winter months? Read more..

    How Do Insects Survive Winter?

    How Do Insects Survive Winter?

    by Kate P0

  • The triangle is the simplest polygon. This tutorial covers types of triangles, Pythagoras's theorem, cosine rule, sine rule, various ways of calculating the area of a triangle, and basic trigonometry.

    How to Calculate the Sides and Angles of Triangles

    How to Calculate the Sides and Angles of Triangles

    by Eugene Brennan45

  • Marmots are large ground squirrels that live in mountainous areas of British Columbia. They are social and very vocal animals that often form colonies. Three species of animals are commonly known as marmots in BC. One of them—the Vancouver Island Marmot—is critically endangered.

    The Marmots of British Columbia: Wildlife in Canada

    The Marmots of British Columbia: Wildlife in Canada

    by Linda Crampton64

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  • Zenos Paradox has been around since before Christ and has baffled many people. An explanation and debunking of the paradox; why it is no paradox at all but a simple mathematical description of what we see happening all around us.

    Understanding and Solving Zeno's Paradox

    Understanding and Solving Zeno's Paradox

    by Dan Harmon67

  • According to genetics, it is extremely rare, but still possible, for a black person to have blue eyes. This article will cover the science behind black people with blue eyes, and will provide some well-known examples.

    The Origin of Black People With Blue Eyes

    The Origin of Black People With Blue Eyes

    by Edmund Custers36

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