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Move over, Mauna Loa Volcano: Earth’s largest volcano discovered and other volcano facts

For more than a century – since its first documented eruption in 1843 – Mauna Loa Volcano in the Hawaiian Islands has been considered Earth’s largest volcano. But although Mauna Loa makes up half of the big island of Hawai’i …

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Look out Albert Einstein: Does the theory of relativity hold up to the ytterbium atomic clock?

It’s about 10 times more accurate than the previous atomic clock – which means it’s so accurate that if it had been started at the beginning of the universe, about 13.8 billion years ago, it would have only lost one …

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Cracking the kraken mystery: Japanese scientists film giant squid in its natural habitat

It was once thought to be impossible, but the giant squid video released January 7, 2012 by the Discovery Channel and Japan’s National Science Museum showed that humans could actually capture film of the elusive creature in its natural habitat. …

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Global warming, climate change, environmental ethics: Free research on current environmental issues

Today’s current environmental issues provoke a good deal of science, research and controversy. Questia, the premier online research and paper-writing tool, is a terrific resource for exploring the history of complex environmental topics such as climate change, global warming and sustainable development. …

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Questia celebrates Steve Jobs’ birthday with free content on influential inventors

Happy birthday to the late Steve Jobs! As a culture, we often take technology for granted and forget the painstaking years that inventors spend creating the machines we use every day. For example, you have Charles Babbage to thank, among …

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