An illustration of an earthquake-hit region
Earth Science

Earthquakes: Causes and Long-term Effects

December 14, 2021

Every time an earthquake occurs, two blocks of rock create friction against each other. Over timeThese small movements have caused enormous changes on the surface of the Earth. […]

Image showing question marks
Earth Science

Scientific Questions: Nature and Scope

January 29, 2021

Every scientific question leads to some discovery. However, it does not always lead to the answers that scientists seek. Sometimes, it leads to more questions and opens the door for more research. […]

A cutaway diagram of the Earth showing the different layers of the mantle and core.
Earth Science

Plate Tectonics Play a Crucial Role in Sustaining Life on Earth

July 4, 2020

The tectonic plates drift around—moving continents, causing earthquakes and volcanoes and determining the composition of the air we breathe. Plate tectonics play a major role in making our planet so vibrant and abundant, as well as sustaining life on Earth. […]

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