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  • Already a complicated subject, black holes get even weirder when viewed through the lens of string theory. Read on for some odd possibilities for what black holes really are.

    What Are Black Holes in String Theory?

    What Are Black Holes in String Theory?

    by Leonard Kelley0

  • In addition to serving the function of respiration, the respiratory system is involved in providing immunity, in olfaction, in phonation, as a reservoir and a filter for CVS and as a metabolic ground

    Non-Respiratory Functions of the Respiratory System

    Non-Respiratory Functions of the Respiratory System

    by Chanaka Kahathuduwa7

  • Identifying mushrooms is an activity that anyone can do. Find out how easy it can be. You might even be surprised how fun it is!

    Mushrooms in Michigan

    Mushrooms in Michigan

    by Robin Anderson16

  • If we look out toward the heavens, or if we look deep within atoms, we will find mostly empty space. I'll take you on an illustrative tour to explain why the universe and all matter is basically empty.

    Why the Universe Is Mostly Empty Space

    Why the Universe Is Mostly Empty Space

    by Glenn Stok6

  • One of the most important theories in physics is Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity. The theory of special relativity (and its equations) explained how space and time are actually intrinsically linked to each other, instead of being two separate concepts.

    What Is Special Relativity?

    What Is Special Relativity?

    by Sam Brind0

  • Commercial farming of one of the world’s most popular types of seafood is causing environmental degradation on a large scale and is a potential source of health issues.

    The Dirty Secret of Shrimp Farming

    The Dirty Secret of Shrimp Farming

    by Rupert Taylor8

  • Introduction The science of remote sensing has emerged as one of the most fascinating subjects over the past three decades. Earth observation from space through various remote sensing instruments has provided a vantage means of monitoring land...

    Introduction and Scope of Remote Sensing

    Introduction and Scope of Remote Sensing

    by Rashel Nirjhon29

  • You are walking down the road when, "eek!" you fall into a huge pool of quicksand. There is nobody near enough to hear your cries for help. How will you escape? Can you really drown in quicksand? How can your practice escaping from quicksand from the safety of your own home? This recipe for Cornstarch Quicksand is very similar to the real thing, it is easy to make, and it even lets you walk on water.

    Will Quicksand Kill You?  The Science Of Goo: Cornstarch, Quicksand, Oobleck, And Non-Newtonian Fluids

    Will Quicksand Kill You? The Science Of Goo: Cornstarch, Quicksand, Oobleck, And Non-Newtonian Fluids

    by Lena Welch2

  • Have humans negatively affected the earth's water cycle? If so, what can we do to reverse it? Here are some interesting facts about the water cycle you may not have learned in school, some of which might help you answer.

    How the Earth's Water Cycle Works

    How the Earth's Water Cycle Works

    by watergeek11

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  • When Elon Musk has a vision, the whole world needs to sit up and take notice. His habit of taking a dream and turning into a reality is indisputable.

    Colonising Mars: Elon Musk's Dream

    Colonising Mars: Elon Musk's Dream

    by Ian McKay3

  • If all the elements are arranged in the order of their atomic weights, a periodic repetition of properties is obtained. This is expressed by the law of periodicity.— Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleev

    The Wonders of the Periodic Table

    The Wonders of the Periodic Table

    by Liwayway Memije-Cruz176

  • Our world is filled a multitude of geologic hazards that can cause extensive property damage and even loss of human life. Mass wasting is one of those hazards that can be avoided or mitigated if you are prepared. Learn about the different types of mass wasting and what causes them.

    Geologic Hazards: What You Need to Know About Mass Wasting

    Geologic Hazards: What You Need to Know About Mass Wasting

    by CWanamaker3

  • Saddleback caterpillars are great to look at, but not so great if you pick one up. They are loaded with extremely irritating venom and their hairs that will stick in your skin are their delivery system. So, stay away from them and teach your children to keep their distance from all caterpillars.

    Saddleback Caterpillars: Admire Them From a Distance

    Saddleback Caterpillars: Admire Them From a Distance

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • NASA and SpaceX plan to colonize Mars within the 21st century. They are preparing ships, cargo, and crew for an intergalactic voyage mid-2030. Here is everything you need to know about living on Mars.

    Everything You Need to Know About Colonizing Mars

    Everything You Need to Know About Colonizing Mars

    by JourneyHolm1

  • Principle of operation of transformers can be easily understood from this article. Basic working principle of the transformer is mentioned very clearly and briefly

    How Does a Transformer Work?

    How Does a Transformer Work?

    by OSBERT JOEL C15

  • Different snakes may contain different types of venom compounds, with small-scale shifts in venom composition possible within an individual snake due to age, diet, environment/captivity, and season.

    Snake Venom Composition and Variability

    Snake Venom Composition and Variability

    by ChristopherJRex6

  • Game Theory is one of the most fascinating branches of mathematics with tons of applications to fields ranging from the social sciences to the biological sciences. In this article, we will look at some basic examples of game theory and its application to real-world situations.

    What Is Game Theory? A Basic Introduction and Example

    What Is Game Theory? A Basic Introduction and Example

    by Zazuzu16

  • The atmosphere is a thin layer of gases surrounding the surface of the Earth. The gases composing the atmosphere are distributed in a layer of approximately 150 km (93 miles).

    What Elements Make Up the Earth’s Atmosphere?

    What Elements Make Up the Earth’s Atmosphere?

    by Jose Juan Gutierrez0

  • Lung compliance is the ability of the lungs to expand. Elastance measures the work that has to be exerted by the muscles of inspiration to expand the lungs. Factors affecting these are discussed here.

    Lung Compliance and Elastance

    Lung Compliance and Elastance

    by Chanaka Kahathuduwa2

  • Cooperative behaviour is common and varied among animals. It is traditionally thought that cooperation is carried out to benefit others but recent studies show that it has very selfish roots

    Cooperative Behaviour in Animals

    Cooperative Behaviour in Animals

    by Jack Dazley0

  • For eons agriculturalists have been fighting what they call "bacterial speck" on tomatoes and other crop plants, without anyone realizing that the same bacteria is at the heart of rain and snow.

    How Does Rain Form: Pseudomonas syringae

    How Does Rain Form: Pseudomonas syringae

    by watergeek14

  • The zebra is an iconic part of Africa and the mainstay of zoos worldwide. To most observers, zebras only appear in documentaries as the grazing prey of lions. Let's focus a little deeper on this remarkable equine's history, genes and personality.

    Top 5 Unexpected Things You Might Not Know About Zebras

    Top 5 Unexpected Things You Might Not Know About Zebras

    by Jana Louise Smit1

  • Humpback dolphins are unusual and interesting animals. Many have a hump on their back and some are white or pink in color. Their populations are vulnerable or endangered. The Atlantic and Taiwanese humpback dolphins are critically endangered.

    Humpback Dolphins: Facts About Unusual and Beautiful Animals

    Humpback Dolphins: Facts About Unusual and Beautiful Animals

    by Linda Crampton46

  • Speed can be measured in many different ways and the instruments used to measure speed vary with the job.

    Speed Measuring Instruments

    Speed Measuring Instruments

    by Joan Whetzel7

  • In some of the driest regions on earth people are using low-tech nets to harvest droplets from mist and fog. This technique can bring drinking water to some of the world's most arid places.

    Harvesting Fog for Fresh Water in Chile and Peru

    Harvesting Fog for Fresh Water in Chile and Peru

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • The magnification of a telescope can be improved by using extra optical devices. A Barlow lens and other hand-made devices will allow you to amplify the image seen through the telescope lens

    How to Increase the Magnification of a Telescope

    How to Increase the Magnification of a Telescope

    by Jose Juan Gutierrez0

  • The mean average from an ungrouped frequency table can be found by following these three simple steps: Step 1. First you will need to add a new column onto the end of the frequency table. You can label this column fx as you are going to multiply...

    How to Get the Mean Average From a Frequency Table

    How to Get the Mean Average From a Frequency Table

    by Mark0

  • The nth term of a number sequence is a formula that gives you the values in the numbers sequence from the position number (some people call it the position to term rule). Example 1 Find the nth term of this sequence. 5 8 11 14 17 First of...

    How to Find the nth Term of an Increasing Linear Sequence.

    How to Find the nth Term of an Increasing Linear Sequence.

    by Mark14

  • Western red cedar (or western redcedar) is a common and important tree in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The tree was once very significant in First Nations culture and has some interesting features.

    40 Facts About Western Red Cedar in Nature and Culture

    40 Facts About Western Red Cedar in Nature and Culture

    by Linda Crampton32

  • Ringworm is a dermatophyte, meaning a fungus that feeds on keratin: skin, hair, nails, etc. More specifically, ringworm feeds on the outer layer of skin and hair follicles and this causes the hair to become brittle and break....

    A Micrscopic Look at Ringworm

    A Micrscopic Look at Ringworm

    by HappyHerper1

  • Here is a lab report example with step-by-step instructions on writing a good lab report. When writing a lab report you are presenting scientific facts that support a hypothesis, to an audience.

    How to Write a Lab Report

    How to Write a Lab Report

    by Laura Writes0

  • Bomber aircraft are the slower cousins of the fighter aircraft, but by speed standards they are still super-fast. Want to know how fast they are? Read on.

    Fastest Military Bombers in the World

    Fastest Military Bombers in the World

    by Savio Koman0

  • Titanoboa may be the world's largest snake of all time. Let's see if this monstrous beast could still exist in places such as the South American rainforest.

    Titanoboa: The World’s Largest Snake Ever

    Titanoboa: The World’s Largest Snake Ever

    by Kelley Marks19

  • How to learn your times tables fast. There are a few tricks to help you with your times tables and even a link to my video "How to Learn Your Times Tables Fast"

    How to Learn Times Tables

    How to Learn Times Tables

    by SuffolkJason30

  • Are mountain lions dangerous? Mountain lions, pumas, cougars, and the other names these large cats are called live in many areas near human settlements. They rarely attack people, but it's good to know about these cats and what you should do should you ever be stalked by one.

    Mountain Lions and How to Avoid Their Rare Attacks on Humans

    Mountain Lions and How to Avoid Their Rare Attacks on Humans

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff0

  • The Swan is thought of as a beautiful aquatic bird, that is white. What about the black swan? The black swan bears a completely different color than it's white relative and is just as impressive.

    Facts of the Black Swan

    Facts of the Black Swan

    by Deborah Minter2

  • Acanthamoeba is a microscopic, single-celled organism that can infect the cornea of the eye. It causes a disorder called Acanthamoeba keratitis, which is most common in contact lens users.

    Acanthamoeba Facts, Eye Infection, and Keratitis

    Acanthamoeba Facts, Eye Infection, and Keratitis

    by Linda Crampton36

  • Involving many principles of science, this particular paradox follows a consequence of black hole mechanics and has far-reaching implications, no matter what the solution is.

    What Is the Black Hole Firewall Paradox?

    What Is the Black Hole Firewall Paradox?

    by Leonard Kelley1

  • The Spix's macaw is endemic to Brazil but has been declared extinct in the wild. It still exists in captivity. Captive birds may be released into the wild, but it's unknown whether this will restore the population.

    40 Facts About the Spix’s Macaw: Extinct in the Wild

    40 Facts About the Spix’s Macaw: Extinct in the Wild

    by Linda Crampton24

  • Electrolysis is the process in which a chemical reaction is started with electricity (Andersen). This is usually done with liquids and especially with ions dissolved in water. Electrolysis is used widely in today's industry and is a part of the...

    Electrolysis: The Way of the Future

    Electrolysis: The Way of the Future

    by Tinmar3

  • 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

  • We used variable in our C program to store value but one variable can store only single piece information (an integer can hold only one integer value) and to store similar type of values we had to declare many variables. To overcome this problem we used array which can hold numbers of similar data type. But array too have some limitations, like in our real world application we deal with set of dissimilar data types and single array cannot store dissimilar data.

    Structures (struct) in C Programming

    Structures (struct) in C Programming

    by RAJKISHOR SAHU22

  • The very colorful stinging nettle catterpillar will eventually become a very drab-looking moth, but while it is colorful and in the larval stage, stay as far away from it as you can because it's sting is extremely painful.

    The Colorful Stinging Nettle Caterpillar Is No Clown

    The Colorful Stinging Nettle Caterpillar Is No Clown

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • The animals of the sea are playful and beautiful in their own special way. Learn about these remarkable aquatic animals - some of the largest in the world - manatees and dugongs.

    Dugongs Mermaids and Manatees

    Dugongs Mermaids and Manatees

    by Kelly Kline Burnett8

  • Varanus salvator, the Asian water monitor, is one of the most accessible large lizards on Earth. If you know where to look, one can get up close and personal with these giants of the reptilian world

    The Asian Water Monitor Lizard; Varanus salvator

    The Asian Water Monitor Lizard; Varanus salvator

    by Greensleeves Hubs41

  • Have you wondered what triggers yawning, or why you have to yawn when you see someone else yawn? Check out this article for interesting facts about yawning.

    What Causes Yawning? The Urge to Yawn

    What Causes Yawning? The Urge to Yawn

    by Stephanie Henkel136

  • Ever wonder how spiders breathe? Learn more about the respiratory system of spiders and how it works.

    How Spiders Breathe

    How Spiders Breathe

    by L Sarhan3

  • Learn some facts about the American Robin and its migration and behaviors, plus view pictures of this early bird of spring.

    American Robin Facts and Pictures

    American Robin Facts and Pictures

    by Eric Dockett2

  • Stem can be herbaceous and woody which is one of the main structural axes of a vascular plant. t is also an important part that holds the flowers and leaves of plants.

    Uses and Importance of Stems to Man

    Uses and Importance of Stems to Man

    by Kenneth C Agudo6

  • All about hummingbirds and hummingbird symbolism. The hummingbird is a fascinating little creature, and they are a symbol of joy, hope and happiness among other things. Delve deeper into the mystery of the hummingbird...

    Hummingbird Facts and Symbolism

    Hummingbird Facts and Symbolism

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC40

  • The arctic wolves are the least understood or studied wolves out of all the species of wolf on the planet. Living in only the most remote and extreme environments, these predators brave the cold.

    The Arctic Wolves

    The Arctic Wolves

    by Wesman Todd Shaw7

  • Vertebrates are a sub-phylum of animals that possess a spinal cord and backbone. But this doesn't mean that they all look the same. This hub looks at the five major vertebrate groups and what makes them unique.

    What are the 5 Main Vertebrate Groups?

    What are the 5 Main Vertebrate Groups?

    by Rhys Baker22

  • Though it may be hard to imagine a world without the moon, many have dared to wonder. What results from its absence has more profound effects than we could have known.

    What Would Earth Be Like Without the Moon?

    What Would Earth Be Like Without the Moon?

    by Leonard Kelley4

  • This page is part of a series on America's first manned space program, Project Mercury. Links to all the hubs in this series can be found at the NASA Project Mercury Overview. On May 15, 1963, the final mission of NASA's Project Mercury was...

    NASA Project Mercury - Gordon Cooper and Faith 7

    NASA Project Mercury - Gordon Cooper and Faith 7

    by Glen Nunes2

  • Colombia lies in the "Ring of Fire," an area of seismic instability that surrounds the Pacific Basin and is subject to frequent volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. The country's most notable surface feature is the Andes mountain system

    Physical Features and Natural Resources of Colombia

    Physical Features and Natural Resources of Colombia

    by whyjoker0

  • Dinosaurs get all the glory. Their appeal often overshadows other species that existed with them. Non-dinosaur fossils reveal rare glimpses into reptiles, birds and mammals when T. Rex ruled.

    10 Rare Fossils of Species That Lived With Dinosaurs

    10 Rare Fossils of Species That Lived With Dinosaurs

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Few people are aware of how black widow spiders contributed to the World War II effort, but they had a significant impact. In fact, a LIFE magazine article published on August 30thof 1943 credited each of several government employed arachnids with spinning between 100 and 180 feet of thread a week.This thread was then used to make cross hairs in the gunsights of U.S. Army instruments of war.

    American Black Widow Spiders Bring Victory in World War I and II

    American Black Widow Spiders Bring Victory in World War I and II

    by Pilar Floyd29

  • The first calipers were seen in China and were used for not only measurements but as a directional compass for ships at sea. This hub provides a list of different calipers and how they are used.

    A Brief History and Usage of Vernier Calipers

    A Brief History and Usage of Vernier Calipers

    by Jamie Lee Hamann12

  • Glaciers are increasingly in the news because they are an important factor to consider in global warming. It's important to know the basics!

    Glacier Facts: Why Glaciers Matter

    Glacier Facts: Why Glaciers Matter

    by Tessa Schlesinger2

  • Lithium is never found in its pure state in nature because of its highly reactive nature. It can be found as a component of minerals and salts present in rocks, springs and in brine water of the oceans. Read on to know more about Lithium.

    Facts About Lithium - Properties and Uses

    Facts About Lithium - Properties and Uses

    by Nithya Venkat17

  • There are many deadly things in the world that can easily bring our lives to an end. But what are the deadliest? Did you know a Japanese delicacy actually contains the 5th deadliest poison known?

    5 Deadliest Poisons Known to Man and Their Effects

    5 Deadliest Poisons Known to Man and Their Effects

    by George Lancaster1

  • If you've ever wondered what types of sharks live in British waters, you might be surprised to learn just how many there are. Read about those sharks, a little about their normal habitat, and whether or not they are dangerous.

    List of Types of Sharks in British Waters

    List of Types of Sharks in British Waters

    by IzzyM18

  • This post describes a method called Color Coherence vector (CCV). it is a way to encode an image into a low dimensional vector representation. Due to its simplicity, It is used as a fast robust way for image comparison.

    Image Retrieval: Color Coherence Vector

    Image Retrieval: Color Coherence Vector

    by Tarek Mamdouh0

  • Quantum computing is a new type of computation based upon the physics of quantum mechanics. What are the basic principles that are utilised by a quantum computer? Can we actually build a quantum computer and what could it used for in the future?

    How Does a Quantum Computer Work?

    How Does a Quantum Computer Work?

    by Sam Brind0

  • The Copperhead is a dangerous pit viper found throughout the Southern United States. It is the smallest and least deadly of pit viper snakes, and should be avoided, but not killed for no reason.

    The Copperhead: A Venomous American Pit Viper

    The Copperhead: A Venomous American Pit Viper

    by Wesman Todd Shaw26

  • A neutrino is a unique type of subatomic particle that is more mysterious than the other more well known particles. How were they discovered and what are their possible uses in the future?

    What Are Neutrinos?

    What Are Neutrinos?

    by Sam Brind0

  • A first in a series of hubs profiling the remarkable and wonderful birds that inhabit the British Isles. This particular hub explores the divers- sometimes known as loons and the magnificently plumaged grebes...

    The Complete Guide to British Birds: Divers and Grebes

    The Complete Guide to British Birds: Divers and Grebes

    by James Kenny10

  • Have you ever been outside and heard the sound of wild geese flying overhead? What a wonderful sound that is. Find out more about the Canada Goose, including facts, information and pictures.

    The Canada Goose - Facts and Information

    The Canada Goose - Facts and Information

    by Sheila Brown51

  • They're talking... we just can't hear them! Adult giraffes do vocalize, but the sound is low-frequency and below the hearing range of a human's ear. Baby giraffes make an audible sound, similar to a cow's moo!

    What Sound Does a Giraffe Make?

    What Sound Does a Giraffe Make?

    by Leah Lefler21

  • Overuse of our groundwater resources has resulted in an ever prevalent problem of Earth fissures. As a property owner or potential buyer of land, there are several things you need to know about these large cracks in the ground in order for you to make an informed decision.

    Geologic Hazards: What You Need to Know About Earth Fissures

    Geologic Hazards: What You Need to Know About Earth Fissures

    by CWanamaker2

  • Chemical reactions take place at the molecular level, when the atoms and molecules of the things you start with (reactants) turn into something new (products). All chemical reactions can be split generally into six different categories: ...

    Types of Chemical Reactions

    Types of Chemical Reactions

    by dosters3

  • A compound H-shape is made up of 3 rectangles. Make sure you can work out the area of an L-shape first before you attempt this one. If you are finding the area of a compound H-shape all you need to do is split the H-shape up into 3 rectangles and...

    Calculating the Area of Compound H Shapes

    Calculating the Area of Compound H Shapes

    by Mark3

  • Sound is a physical and psychological experience. If the brain goes without stimuli, it will produce its own in the form of hallucinations. Even deaf people experience tinnitus, but is this technically sound. This article defines sound and examines what an experience of true silence might be like.

    Does Silence Make a Sound?

    Does Silence Make a Sound?

    by JourneyHolm0

  • This article provides a thorough history of Phylloxera including it's deadly effect on the grape and wine industries, how it spreads, possible ways to prevent an outbreak, and what a Phylloxera outbreak is capable of doing to your vinyard.

    Phylloxera Infestations in Grape Vineyards

    Phylloxera Infestations in Grape Vineyards

    by Kate Daily0

  • Intraocular pressure is defined as the pressure inside the eye. It was what gives our eye their shape and keeps vital structures in the eye in place. But there are other things about the pressure in the eye that can actually cause problems.

    Definition of Intraocular Pressure

    Definition of Intraocular Pressure

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC11

  • Do front- and rear-fanged snakes simply differ based on the location of their fangs? No, there are a few other morphological differences related to their venom delivery systems as well.

    Front- and Rear-Fanged Snake Envenomation Systems

    Front- and Rear-Fanged Snake Envenomation Systems

    by ChristopherJRex0

  • The black vulture and the turkey vulture are often called "Buzzards." These birds are anything but Buzzards. Buzzards are European birds related to Eagles. Vultures and condors differ from buzzards.

    The Black Vulture and the Turkey Vulture

    The Black Vulture and the Turkey Vulture

    by Wesman Todd Shaw42

  • You've probably used a good few glow sticks in your life, but do you know how they work? What's in them? Who invented them? This article answers all those questions and more.

    How Do Glow Sticks Work?

    How Do Glow Sticks Work?

    by K S Lane0

  • Carpet, flesh-eating, and trilobite beetles are strange and interesting insects. The first eats carpets and other items made of natural fibers, the second removes flesh from animal skeletons, and the third is reminiscent of prehistoric trilobites.

    Carpet, Flesh-Eating, and Trilobite Beetles: Strange Insects

    Carpet, Flesh-Eating, and Trilobite Beetles: Strange Insects

    by Linda Crampton20

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  • Every scientific road needs applications. Chaos is no different, and some led to further insights into the discipline. Here are a few of them...

    What Applications Led to Chaos Theory?

    What Applications Led to Chaos Theory?

    by Leonard Kelley0

  • Roses are beautiful and often fragrant flowers that have inspired gardeners for many years. They produce a useful oil and tasty fruits called rose hips. The flowers have many symbolic meanings.

    Roses: Flower Facts, Photos, and Symbolic Meanings

    Roses: Flower Facts, Photos, and Symbolic Meanings

    by Linda Crampton18

  • Bone resorption is the process of braking down the bones into its mineral and collagenous constituents through a cellular mechanism. The process may be part of the normal regulation of minerals such as Calcium in the blood or it could also be due to a pathological or disease process, which accelerates the rate of bony breakdown.

    The Process of Bone Resorption Explained

    The Process of Bone Resorption Explained

    by Dr Pandula1

  • Being somewhat of a country boy, from the time I could walk I was being taught how to tell the difference between the 'dangerous' and 'not so dangerous snakes' in the wild. When I was a young child my family lived in a very rural area in Southern...

    Dangerous or Not? Identifying Venomous Snakes in the US

    Dangerous or Not? Identifying Venomous Snakes in the US

    by Phillip Drayer Duncan16

  • The special theory of relativity is a theory by Albert Einstein, which can be based on the two postulates Postulate 1: The laws of physics are the same (invariant) for all inertial (non-accelerating) observers.* Postulate 2: In a vacuum the speed...

    Minkowski Diagram

    Minkowski Diagram

    by lgsims963

  • Top predators, such as sharks, are vital to the health of all ecosystems, but they are being hunted and killed close to extinction.

    Sharks Are Not That Dangerous

    Sharks Are Not That Dangerous

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • In the main, the most important objects found in our solar system are named after figures found in Greek and Roman mythology. This is true of 7 of the 8 planets, as they are named after Roman deities.

    Roman Mythology and the Planets

    Roman Mythology and the Planets

    by Colin Quartermain6

  • Basking sharks are the second biggest fish in the oceans, and are to be found in all temperate seas of the world. Harmless plankton eaters, basking sharks spend their summers slowly swimming around on or near the surface of the water with their mouths open, filtering plankton and small fishes from the seas. In winter, they dive to great depths in the deepest oceans where they continue to feed off plankton from the foot of water columns.

    Facts About Basking Sharks

    Facts About Basking Sharks

    by sharkfacts9

  • 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

  • These gentle cats' numbers continue to dwindle as they are hunted and continue to lose more territory every year. Despite being solitary in nature, they are not very aggressive towards one another or humans.

    Top 10 Facts About Snow Leopard

    Top 10 Facts About Snow Leopard

    by Angela Michelle Schultz2

  • At the dawn of civilization, people worshiped the Sun as a divine being. Today, science has solved many of its mysteries. Here are ten fun, interesting and surprising facts about our nearest star.

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About the Sun

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About the Sun

    by Amanda Littlejohn20

  • I have always wondered, do ducks eat fish? I mean they do float in the pond most of the day, right? Well, it turns out ducks, being the omnivorous foragers that they are, eat just about anything.

    Do Ducks Eat Fish?

    Do Ducks Eat Fish?

    by Drake Runner0

  • Northern Cardinal birds inhabit most of North America. Photos of the mating and nesting behavior of this striking red bird.

    The Cardinal's Nest

    The Cardinal's Nest

    by Yvonne L B130

  • Age and mixture problems are tricky questions in Algebra. It requires deep analytical thinking skills and great knowledge in creating mathematical equations. Practice these age and mixture problems with solutions in Algebra.

    Age and Mixture Problems and Solutions in Algebra

    Age and Mixture Problems and Solutions in Algebra

    by John Ray1

  • Here's another star, Mira the wonderful, which is literally the only shooting star out there. It has some really amazing qualities, and you'll know why it's name is so appropriate.

    Mira: The Only Real Shooting Star

    Mira: The Only Real Shooting Star

    by Sneha Sunny0

  • The debate is hardly over yet, but the scales-versus-feathers controversy just gets more and more interesting. Which dinosaurs certainly had feathers, and which dinosaurs might have?

    Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers or Scales?

    Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers or Scales?

    by Will Apse6

  • Bored with the 9, I mean 8, planets? Looking for some REAL cosmic fun? Well check out the moons of the Solar System in which you reside!! There are a lot of interesting tidbits...

    Top 10 Most Interesting Moons in the Solar System

    Top 10 Most Interesting Moons in the Solar System

    by Blake Atkinson13

  • 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

  • Quick facts about Tyrannosaurus Rex (King of the Dinosaurs). Keywords: Dinosaurs; T-Rex; Tyrannosaurus; Tyrannosaurus Rex; Cretaceous Period; Science; Archaeology; Paleontology; Prehistory; Prehistoric

    Tyrannosaurus Rex: Quick Facts

    Tyrannosaurus Rex: Quick Facts

    by Larry Slawson7

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