Category: Science

Yeti DNA: has the mystery really been solved?

Tales of the yeti, the “Abominable Snowman” of the Himalayas, have been recorded for centuries. Mountaineers tell of coming face-to-face with a hairy, ape-like creature that walks on two legs. There have been blurred photos and even the odd shaky…
Impact craters

  An impact crater is an approximately circular depression in the surface of a planet, moon or other solid body in the Solar System, formed by the hypervelocity impact of a smaller body with the surface. In contrast to volcanic…
Panspermia

An Origin of Life On Earth Theory Cosmic Ancestry is a new theory pertaining to evolution and the origin of life on Earth. It holds that life on Earth was seeded from space, and that life’s evolution to higher forms…
Connected Universe

New “Connected Universe” Theory Offers Potential New Source Of Energy A groundbreaking paper published last week sheds new light on the theory of gravity and the potential to significantly impact global issues facing the human race, including alternative energy sources.…
The mystery of earthquakes

Earthquakes explained. An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, seismism or seismic activity of an area refers to…
The future of earth.

What does the distant future hold for earth? Future Earth The biological and geological future of the Earth can be extrapolated based upon the estimated effects of several long-term influences. These include the chemistry at the Earth’s surface, the rate…
Earth under attack.

The Late Heavy Bombardment The Late Heavy Bombardment (commonly referred to as the lunar cataclysm, or LHB) is a hypothetical event around 4.1 to 3.8 billion years ago (Ga). During this event a very large number of the impact craters…
How the moon was formed

How the moon was formed. 4500Ma The giant impact hypothesis states that the Moon was formed out of the debris left over from a collision between the Earth and a body the size of Mars, approximately 4.5 Gya (four and…
How the earth was formed

How the earth was formed: 4600Ma The history of the Earth concerns the development of the planet Earth from its formation to the present day. Nearly all branches of natural science have contributed to the understanding of the main events…
2 Solar Flares in 23 days….?

 Solar Flare M6.5 on 04-11-13 The sun emitted a mid-level flare, peaking at 3:16 a.m. EDT on April 11, 2013. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans…
What was earth like before man?

Desert Earth A vast desert formed in Earth’s prehistoric past when the supercontinent of Pangaea straddled the equator and stretched to the poles. Pangaea’s position influenced ocean circulation patterns, and its huge size meant that there were vast areas where…
The Greenhouse effect – explained

Without the greenhouse effect Earth would be an extremely cold, inhospitable place more like Mars. Most sunlight is able to pass through the Earth’s atmosphere and warm the planet’s surface. The warmed surface returns energy to the atmosphere in the…