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- 13 March 2018 | Environment
Tsunamis are a silent, yet destructive force that rarely spares lives and belongings. Take a look at some interesting facts about the most deadly waves on the planet.
A tsunami is a series of ocean waves - called wave train - created by an underwater earthquake or explosions, volcanic eruption, landslide, or drastic changes in atmospheric pressure.
However, the natural phenomenon can also be caused by nuclear tests or disasters, meteorites, and glacier calving.
- 12 February 2018 | Environment
What is sand made of? Where does it come from? What's in a handful of sand? Why does a beach have sand?
Sand is an authentic relic. In a way, we could say that a beach is the result of thousands of years of mechanical interaction between the earth, air, water and, in some cases, even fire.
When you pick up a handful of sand, you'll spot a mix of hundreds of thousands of black, white, translucid, and sparkling grains.
- 29 January 2018 | Environment
When we think of the ocean, our mind is invaded by the picture of a vast mass of blue water. But why does the sea appear in our eyes in bluish tones, even though water is perfectly clear?
A glass of water reveals nothing but a transparent liquid. However, when we get to the beach on a sunny summer morning, we're blessed by a wide and visibly infinite field of blue saltwater.
So, could it be that the ocean is blue because it reflects the sky? Does the color of marine life influence the hue of the sea? The answer to the enigma is pretty straightforward.