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Category: Nature

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Plants and animals in deserts; how do they survive?

Are there plants and animals in the desert? How do plants and animals survive in deserts? The plants and animals living in hot deserts have all developed ways of conserving or storing water. Cactuses and other succulent plants store water in swollen stems and leaves. Other desert plants have tiny leaves that reduce water loss…
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Why does lightening flash

As light travels faster through the air than sound, we see the lightening flash before hearing thunder.

Mystery about the moon and stars

Why does the moon shine? There is no mystery at all as to why the Moon shines. The Moon is a satellite of the Earth. This mean it is a small body that revolves around it, just as the Earth revolves around the Sun. The only reason we can see the Moon from Earth, or…
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Mystery behind fogs and snow

Why is there fog over water? Fog, dew and clouds are all related. In order for fog to form, the moisture must leave the air and condense. This means it must be cooled in some way, because cooler air cannot hold as much moisture as warm air. When the air is cooled below a certain…
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Why is fire so hot?

The answer to this question is really in the fire itself. Fire is a chemical reaction that occurs very quickly and gives off heat and light. The most common is the chemical action between oxygen and fuel. If heat and light are given off, you have fire! To make a fire, three things are necessary.…
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Where are the 7 wonders of the world?

The seven natural Wonders of the World is a listing of outstanding natural features of the Earth: The Grand Canyon, in the United States, is a breath-taking feature created by the wearing away of rock by the Colorado River over a period of about 6 million years. Mount Everest, rising 8,850 metres above sea level,…
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HOW DANGEROUS ARE WHIRLPOOLS?

HOW DANGEROUS ARE WHIRLPOOLS? Whirlpools occur when two opposing currents meet. They cause the water to spin round very rapidly. Huge whirlpools at sea are normally caused by powerful tides. The most famous whirlpool in the Maelstrom, which appears between two islands off the coast of Norway. Sometimes this whirlpool is even strong enough small…
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HOW DOES A BOAT FLOAT?

The reason a boat, whatever size, can float on the surface of water is because it is the fluid itself which holds it up. The water offsets the force of gravity which tries to pull everything to the centre of the Earth. The upward push on a floating object is called ‘buoyant force’ or simply…
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HOW DOES AN EARTHQUAKE, TORNADO BEGIN?

The earth’s crust is made of about 30 huge plates, called tectonic plates, that float on the semi-liquid mantle are surrounding the earth’s core. There are currents and movements in the mantle, so these plates move very slowly in relation to each other. Earthquakes are evidence of this movement. Most of the area where earthquakes…
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DO CRICKETS SING?

Crickets are well known for their songs. These songs are produced primarily by the males. Each kind of cricket has a different song, usually trills or a series of chirps. Crickets produce sound by rubbing their two front wings together. They hear sound with organs in their front legs. Their songs help male and female…
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What makes stars twinkle or shoot?

If you look up at the stars in the night sky perhaps you have noticed that they seem to twinkle. This is caused by substance in the air between the star and the Earth. The unsteady air bends the light from the star, and then it seems to twinkle. It is now believed that hydrogen…
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How stars are born and why they die

Stars are huge balls of burning gas that are scattered throughout the universe. They burn for million of years, giving off both light and heat. Stars produce energy by a process called nuclear fusion. The coolest stars are red and dim, while the hottest stars give off blue-white light. The temperatures on their surface range…
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Why does the moon follow us about at night?

WHY DOES THE MOON FOLLOW US ABOUT AT NIGHT? I have asked this same question why does the moon follow us about at night overly as a child. Ever single night the moon finds it way out to glorify itself, it just won’t stick to a particular location. It just want to be everywhere. Those…
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