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December 20, 2011

 

a sea shell found on a mountain top

Shells On Mountains

Where is the last place you would expect to find a seashell? Probably on the top of a mountain right?

November 11, 2011

 

Compass inlay in floor

Finding Your Way: Where Are The Poles

In order to point at the poles your arms must not only point northward and southward, but downward.

April 16, 2009

 

Beach front view of ocean

Hills in the Ocean

Around New Guinea, there's a watery hill almost two hundred and fifty feet high. This isn't a hill on the ocean floor, but a hill on the ocean's surface.

July 15, 2008

 

High above Earth's atmosphere

Who Knew the Earth was Round

Until the third century B.C. it was generally accepted that the world was flat until a man named Eratosthenes came across an interesting discovery.

July 15, 2008

 

Shadows of a camel caravan

Measuring the Earth with Camels

After proving that the earth is round, third century B.C. thinker Eratosthenes had the information he needed to measure the earth’s circumference.

May 19, 2008

 

Landslide on Hill

Landslides

Landslide! Hundreds of tons of rock and soil are careening toward you at enormous speed. Little dainty flowers still standing, blades of grass unbent. How??

March 26, 2008

 

The author's Grandmother

The Grandmother Hypothesis

In most species, the females die once they hit menopause and no longer reproduce. Why do human females live long after they're no longer able to have children?

March 25, 2008

 

Lake Erie frozen in the winter

Lakes Beneath the Ice

Did you know that there are huge, hidden lakes beneath the Antarctic ice sheets? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 2, 2005

 

Fire, Ice, and Mountain-Climbing Lava

A mysterious geological feature can be found on the slopes of Mount Rainier, a volcano in Washington state. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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