What does an Earthquake’s Magnitude Mean?
Houses destroyed in Kathmandu after the 2015 earthquake. Photo by Nirmal Dulal via Wikimedia Earthquakes are always going to be in the news. So far we …
How Slime Poisoned the Earth (but made it OK for us)
Most of us have some knowledge that the Earth was once a ball of hot molten lava which then cooled to form the rocky little planet …
How We Discovered the Earth Moves
In the past hundred years or so we’ve made many discoveries about the world around us that have seemed counterintuitive or revolutionary but with time have …
How to Turn Farmland into Salt
With memories of the Millenium Drought still fresh for many Australians and the current drought gripping most of New South Wales it may seem intuitive that …