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  • Question Your World: Should we make time for time?

    Got a sec? Let’s talk about time, one of the fundamental constructs of the universe and a rather intriguing topic for us humans. We tend to put a lot of time…umm…into time, and that’s why it’s no surprise that recently we saw two different headlines about time which highlight the contrasting ways we humans approach this topic. Should we make time for time?

  • Volcano: Mount Vesuvius

    The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD is one of the most well-known volcanic eruptions in history. The violent eruption came with little warning, ejecting monumental amounts of ash, mud and rocks into the air and onto the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

  • Question Your World: How can we reduce plastic waste? 

    There’s a really good chance that in the last few hours you’ve encountered some single-use plastic. A grocery bag, maybe a straw, a water bottle? It’s everywhere, seemingly inescapable. Let’s take a moment to look into the continuing story of humans and plastic. How can we reduce plastic waste?

  • Volcano Types

    A volcano is a crack or opening in Earth’s outermost crust where molten rock called magma and gases can escape, spilling or falling to the surface. Geologists generally group volcanoes onto a spectrum of behavior that can be summed up by four principal types: cinder cones, stratovolcanoes, shield volcanoes and lava domes. Let's take a peek at each one.

  • Volcanoes 101

    Imagine the Earth as a hardboiled egg with a cracked shell. Liquid material inside the egg might escape through the cracks, just as can happen along cracks in the Earth’s crust. So what does this have to do with volcanoes?

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