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July 2, 2019


The History of Continental Drift

North and South America were arranged in nearly the same positions as they are today as far back as 20 million years ago. A significant difference was that they were separated by a deep open channel called the Central American Seaway.

June 6, 2019


The Curve Of A Meandering River

One of nature’s most basic and subtle shapes is the winding, back and forth S-curve of a meandering river.

March 6, 2019


The Rare Phenomenon Of Blue Ice

In rare circumstances, Antarctic ice can appear blue.

February 18, 2019


The Elusive Niche

An ecological niche is the set of conditions that allows a species to maintain its population.

July 17, 2017


An image of the seven visible continents.

The New Continent

Zealandia, off the eastern coast of Australia, has existed for millions of years.

April 19, 2017


Europe would look very different is the continents had not separated!

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.

April 24, 2013


My bonnie lies over the ocean...

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean… But Where?

The song says that Bonnie lies over the ocean, but it also says that she lies over the sea. Based on these lyrics, where is Bonnie?

February 13, 2013


Have you ever wondered why there is GST?

Why Was Greenwich Standard Time Created?

What is GST?

January 17, 2013


The equator is a circle, which we know has 360 degrees. Each degree is divided into sixty minutes, which are not the same as the minutes on your watch.

What Is The Difference Between A Mile And A Nautical Mile?

A Moment of Science would like to clarify a small point of navigation: the difference between a mile on land and a nautical mile.

August 1, 2012


The difference between day and night...

Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

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