Millennia have vanished, taking species and ecosystems with it. Fossils restore the broken mosaic of prehistory, providing insights into how animals lived and died. Recent riddles included glass pearls inside clams, where butterflies got their legs from and a toe that continues to defy explanation.
What are the most dreadful earthquakes of India. Below is the list of biggest earthquakes of India with images.
The idea of going to the centre of the Earth was brought to prominence in Jules Verne's classic 1884 Sci-Fi novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth, but how far have we gone towards this goal?
This is a brief description of the structure of planet earth, written specifically to help educate curious children.
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
Mud is a versatile and interesting material. It's useful for both humans and animals. It can also be dangerous, especially in the form of mud volcanoes and mudflows.
This article explains the science of how rainforests are formed, and explains their role in Earth's ecology and environmental health, as well as human impact on rainforests and their projected future.
The notorious Ring of Fire, which runs all the way from New Zealand to Chile by way of the Aleutian Islands, is home to many of the most potentially destructive volcanoes on the planet.
Unique and rare Septarian brown stones among other types are found along a narrow stretch of Lake Michigan shorelines. Find out the one other place in the world they can be found.
A guide to identifying beach stones found along the shorelines of Lake Michigan, with photos and info about syenite, rhyolite, pumice, dolomite, quartz, wishing stones, heart stones, quartzite, Presque Island serpentinite, diabase, pegmatite, conglomerate, and banded metamorphic rocks!
Hydraulic fracturing is a type of drilling and mining for oil and natural gas. Fracking wells are typically built on shale deposits that contain significant reserves of natural gas. Fracking may be causing earthquakes, and uses chemicals that are toxic.
The Bolshaya Udina volcano in Siberia is coming back to life. This Russian volcano situated along the dangerous Ring of Fire has shown so much seismic activity over the past few years that its classification has changed from extinct to active. Some scientists think that it could erupt at any time.
This guide will teach you how to estimate the classification of a soil and how to describe its characteristics, based on the Unified Soil Classification System. It is intended for use in construction materials testing but can be useful for anyone who works with soil.
Land subsidence caused by groundwater withdrawal poses a significant threat to governments, businesses, and the general public.
In terms of magnitude and damage, the Valentine earthquake is the largest recorded earthquake to have occurred in the state of Texas.
Time is money. Even an amateur prospector can improve the odds of making some coin by classifying in conjunction with sluicing. Saving your back by shoveling once can cut the medical bills! A high banker can do all this and more. Fundamentals, design, physics, and mechanical descriptions follow.