Articles (Earth Sciences)

Liquid Rainbow
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

According to local legend, the river has escaped paradise to flow through Earth; read on the River of Five Colors and the Liquid Rainbow.

Do Our Bodies Contain Plastics?
(The Big Questions)

This question might sound weired; how would our bodies contain plastic while we definitely do not consume it?

Sun for Life
(Light: Source and Future of Life)

How could solar energy offer better and affordable health services to the residents of remote and rural areas?

Ever Wonder Why? Or How?
(The Big Questions)

We always hear information that amazes or intrigues us and makes us wonder “how or why?”

The Mysterious Case of the Bermuda Triangle
(The Big Questions)

As mysterious as it would read, when you dig deeper, the case becomes less puzzling!

The Return of the Woolly Mammoth
(Back to Nature)

Scientists claim that the dream of resurrecting extinct animals may very likely come true. Will the woolly mammoth walk the Earth again?


Around the World in Five Houses (4)
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

In China, several forms of vernacular architecture flourished across the centuries; many remain to this day. 


Around the World in Five Houses (3)
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

Although vernacular architecture is a universal concept, Africa in particular is rich with numerous examples.


Pandas: A Black and White Issue
(Back to Nature)

China’s lovely giant pandas were listed as endangered species; however, in 2016, their status changed from “endangered” to “vulnerable”.


Around the World in Five Houses (2)
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

Although the building blocks of igloos are made of ice, their interiors can reach up to 40 degrees warmer than the outside temperature. 

I have A Dream
(Back to Nature)

Urban trees are much more than elements of landscape beautification; they can save lives and can literally save our planet.

Do Not Let the Sky Fall!
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Predictions that the world is about to end have been going on for centuries based upon the estimated effects of several long-term influences.

Sea Floor Geology
(Earth Sciences)

Geological oceanography is a field that studies the ocean floor’s history and structure; that is, studying the solid rocks and basins where the oceans lie. 


Biodiversity and Human Health
(Back to Nature)

Human health is dependent on biodiversity and on the natural functioning of healthy ecosystems. 


The Sun: the Source of Life
(Safe Summer)

In summer, we always complain of the Sun’s heat, sometimes wishing it would just disappear! Can we live or even imagine life without a Sun?


Protecting Our Seas
(Back to Nature)

Looking at marine ecosystems, we can see how human intervention has caused great distress; let us have a look at their problems.

Oregon’s Giant: The Largest Organism on Earth
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

What is larger than a whale and bigger than an elephant? A mushroom! Armillaria ostoyae is considered the largest and oldest organism on Earth.

Around the World in Five Houses (1)
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

From freezing icy, to melting sandy environments, humans inhabit most of the terrestrial spots on Earth. Let us take a tour around the world to examine different houses.


Mining the Sky II
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

What if the greatest discovery of natural resources did not take place here on Earth, but in the sky?


The Crooked Forest
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

A place named the Crooked Forest would sound as a perfect setting for a fairytale; however, it is in fact a non-fictional place in western Poland.


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