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30/10/2009 05:58
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30/10/2009 05:58
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Richter Scale

21/10/2009 12:27
Whenever a major earthquake is in the news, you'll probably hear about its Richter Scale rating. You might also hear about its Mercalli Scale rating, though this isn't discussed as often. These two ratings describe the power of the earthquake from two different perspectives.   ...

How Lightning Works

21/10/2009 12:27
Lightning is one of the most beautiful displays in nature. It is also one of the most deadly natural phenomena known to man. With bolt temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun and shockwaves beaming out in all directions, lightning is a lesson in physical science and humility. Beyond its...

How Earthquakes Work

21/10/2009 12:26
As recently witnessed in China and Iceland, an earthquake is one of the most terrifying phenomena that nature can whip up. We generally think of the ground we stand on as "rock-solid" and completely stable. An earthquake can shatter that perception instantly, and often with extreme violence. Up...

Concerns About Iron Fertilization

21/10/2009 12:24
As you might suspect, addingiron to the oceans could do more than just reduce carbon dioxide levels. Changing the structure of the food web by infusing the ocean with iron and promoting phytoplankton growth could drastically change the concentrations of other gases in both the air and the sea,...

China's Sorrow

21/10/2009 12:24
Natural disasters are tragedies that usually strike randomly and infrequently - unless you happen to live in the Huang He River (colonially referred to as the Yellow River) valley in China. In the space of just over 50 years between 1887 and 1943, some 10 million people drowned or died of famine...

How can adding iron to the oceans slow global warming

21/10/2009 12:23
Global warming has become one of the leading issues of the 21st century. As scientists predict more ominous scenarios, like Florida being underwater within decades, people are demanding action. Enter forward-thinking scientists and companies like Planktos and Climos, who propose adding iron to the...

Bodies on Everest

21/10/2009 12:21
Of the­ 189 people who have died in their attempts, an estimated 120 of them remain there [source:]. This is a gruesome reminder to those who attempt to reach the summit of just how perilous it can be. The simple reason that the bodies of dead climbers are scattered about...

Are there dead bodies on Mount Everest?

21/10/2009 11:54
Mount­ Everest is the h­ighest point on planet Earth. Because of this unique distinction, humans have been climbing it since Sir Edmund Hillary's first successful ascent in 1953. The peak of Everest is located in Nepal and stands tall at 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) above sea level [source:...
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