Articles (Geology)

The Nazca Lines: A Mysterious Peruvian Treasure
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

The advent of aviation enabled us to discover a long-hidden treasure of ancient civilization; we mean the amazing Nazca Lines.


Physical Phenomena and the World of Design
(Science and Art)

Because we are accustomed to live with tools and machines that allow us access to endless information, designers pursue graphs, codes, and software that transforms data and variables into unique shapes.

The Elements Wrath: Volcanic Eruptions
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

One of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history is that of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79. 

The Elements Wrath: Earthquakes
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

What exactly causes the ground to shake?

Nature's Palette: Luscious Landscape
(The Colors of Life)

With its vast red rock formations set against pure blue skies, the Chinese Zhangye Danxia mountain range resembles a real-life oil painting.

Paleontology and Human Cancer Studies
(Earth Sciences)

While an estimated 14.1 million people in the world are living with cancer, the origins of the devastating disease have remained a mystery. ​

West Antarctic Ice Shelf Breaking Up from the Inside Out
(Earth Sciences)

The continent of Antarctica is bigger than the United States of America and Mexico combined; it is covered mostly in deep ice that reaches as deep as one-and-a-half kilometer in some places.

Volcanoes: Natural Gateways to Earth’s Wonders
(Earth Sciences)

Volcanoes are one of the phenomena through which nature expresses itself. Despite their intensity and enormous destructive powers, volcanoes have many benefits compared to their damages

Egypt’s Natural Treasure
(Earth Sciences)

Egypt has been gifted with hundreds of mineral water springs and sand baths that can heal many diseases; it is considered one of the most important therapeutic spots in the world

Life Before Oxygen
(Earth Sciences)

One of the well known facts is that oxygen is one of the most essential requirements of life; without it, organisms on Earth would not survive. 


Faults: When Earth Literally Rocks
(Earth Sciences)

In geology, faults do not mean mistakes; faults are cracks in the Earth’s crust, but not all cracks are considered faults.


The Croods
(Earth Sciences)

If you are bored and would like to take a journey with your kids into an amazing fantasy world, I would advise you to watch The Croods. 


Geysers: Nature’s Vents
(Earth Sciences)

The unusual geological phenomena known as geysers are incredible natural fountains that shoot boiling water and steam hundreds of meters.


What Lies Beneath: The Earth's Hidden Secrets
(Earth Sciences)

“What Lies Beneath” may imply we are discussing a horror movie with the same title; however, this article takes you to a journey into the center of the Earth and above. 


Lead: See Where It Led!
(Environment and Us)

In spite of its diverse uses, lead poses a threat to human health. Lead is a metal found in the Earth’s crust and has been used for years, its bad effect on human health has been known but only recently people and governments.


Can the Next Tsunami Strike Home?
(Human Civilization)

On the morning of 21 July 365 CE, a powerful earthquake off the coast of Greece triggered a killer Mediterranean tsunami, more than 30 m high, that devastated our home city of Alexandria. 

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