Monthly Archives: October 2010

Yellowstone Magma

Yellowstone Park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming ( though it also extends into Montana and Idaho) is  a dormant  volcano  full of fuming vents and hot geysers. A plume of molten rock rising from deep beneath Yellowstone … Continue reading

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Rice Farming in India: A New Method

A new method to grow rice could save hundreds of billions of cubic metres of water while increasing food security, according to a study by World Wildlife Foundation. With a focus on India – a country which faces a major … Continue reading

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Precocious Galaxy Cluster Identified by Chandra

Sciencedaily reported that NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has observed an unusual galaxy cluster that contains a bright core of relatively cool gas surrounding a quasar called 3C 186. This is the most distant such object yet observed, and could provide insight … Continue reading

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Limestone is an organic, sedimentary rock.It was formed from the remains of tiny shells and micro-skeletons deposited on the sea bed. They were compressed to form solid rock. Limestone is made up of calcium carbonate and reacts with diluted hydrochloric … Continue reading

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