Clouds made

How are Clouds made?

Introduction Clouds, these white or gray cotton ball masses we often see in the air are a natural phenomenon and an important part of Earth’s weather. Meteorology, from the Greek word “meteoros”, meaning “high in the sky” is the branch of atmospheric science that studies weather and clouds amongst others. Clouds are continually changing, appearing…

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layers of the Earth

What are the layers of the Earth?

An onion-like planet Humanity has shown interest in understanding Earth’s composition since time immemorial. From ancient mythical fables, towards the flat-Earth view of old, from ancient Greek speculation to the implementation of science, geology, chemistry and the development of seismology we have struggled to develop a convincing, comprehensive theory of Earth’s formation. The modern consensus…

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Cocoa Beans

Where Do Cocoa Beans Grow?

Theobroma cacao is the Latin scientific name given to the cacao trees that were born in the tropical region of deep America. The difference between cacao & cocoa, is that, cacao refers to the beans. Cocoa is the product that is produced from it.  Seventy percenr (70%) of the world’s cocoa beans come from four…

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What do Swans Eat

What do Swans Eat? Fun facts!

Swans, the epitome of beauty, refinement and elegance among the feathered species, have been elevated to almost a mythical status in human consciousness. Their renowned “swan song” is legendary amidst romantics, as is their nearly exclusively monogamous mating strategy. They’ve been part of human culture for centuries, being part of the Greek Mythology and Irish…

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The Discovery of Oxygen

For much of the eighteenth century chemists believed that when a substance burned in air a substance called phlogiston was released.  It was thought that a flame eventually went out in a closed container because the air became saturated with phlogiston. In August 1774, Priestley heated a red solid powder (mercury oxide) by using a…

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