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February 5, 2013

 

footprint on the moon's surface

Why Don’t Marks On The Surface Of The Moon Disappear?

When Neil Armstrong took his "one small step", the impression he made was lasting.

November 22, 2012

 

Mississippi River with a sunset

How The Mississippi Changes Its Course

Can the Mississippi River change direction?

November 19, 2012

 

water flowing into bright blue water

What Is Rock Flour?

Today's Moment of Science is all about the role that glaciers play in giving those chilly lakes such incredible turquoise colors.

November 5, 2012

 

earth in shadow

Has The Earth Ever Been Hit By Space Rocks?

For billions of years, the Earth's only natural satellite has been bombarded with asteroids. Surely, it's been the target of space rocks in the past.

September 10, 2012

 

volcano erupting against a dark blue sky

How Do Scientists Predict When And Where A Volcano Will Erupt?

There are a few well known warning signs, such as earthquakes in the vicinity of a known volcano. And, of course, smoke rising from a volcano.

July 10, 2012

 

volcano framed by Greek island

Greek Island Shows Signs Of Volcanic Unrest

Fira is a typical Greek city overlooking the Aegean Sea but 35 hundred years ago, it was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in historic times.

June 6, 2012

 

the dead sea taken in wide angle

The Dead Sea Is Drying Up… Fast!

The Dead Sea has been drying up at alarming rates over the last century, dropping seventy five feet since the nineteen thirties.

March 13, 2012

 

geyser

What Is Geothermal Energy?

Geothermal is a green power source and doesn't add carbon to the atmosphere the way fossil fuels do.

March 12, 2012

 

Fossil shells

Scientists Use Ancient Shells To Learn About The Past

If you needed to know what the weather was like in Singapore tens of millions of years ago, you'd have to consult a different source.

February 6, 2012

 

Europe at night

When Continents Collide: The History Of Our Planet

It was one of the Earth's momentous times. Continents collided. Volcanoes erupted. Ocean currents shifted. Species ran amok.

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