Once upon a time
- 7 wacky facts about science. WHITMER, ERIN // National Geographic Kids;Sep2015, Issue 453, p10
The article presents seven wacky facts about science including clouds that are more than 10 miles tall, humans and slugs sharing more than half of their genes, and the star discovered by astronomers that is made of a 10-billion-trillion-trillion-carat diamond.
- We Are Stardust: Spread the Word. Hudon, Daniel // Sky & Telescope;Aug2007, Vol. 114 Issue 2, p102
The author reflects on the idea that human beings are made of stardust. He cites that stars are fusing light elements into the heavy ones essential for life, such as carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. He proposes a multifaceted campaign to raise awareness of people's stellar beginnings. He stresses...
- Not Quite a Solar Twin. MacRobert, Alan // Sky & Telescope;May2001, Vol. 101 Issue 5, p22
Explores the identical traits of the 18 Scorpii star and the Sun.
- Barely Stable Planetary Systems. MacRobert, Alan M. // Sky & Telescope;Oct2001, Vol. 102 Issue 4, p20
Focuses on the instability in the planetary systems of the Sun and Upsilon Andromedae stars.
- Continental shift. D'Oliveiro, Lawrence // New Scientist;11/17/2007, Vol. 196 Issue 2630, p24
Two letters to the editor are presented in response to an article about supercontinents. One reader discusses the geology and elements that these continents were comprised of while the other reader hypothesizes about the future of humanity and its effect on plate tectonics.
- Global diversity of caddisflies (Trichoptera: Insecta) in freshwater. Moor, F.; Ivanov, V. // Hydrobiologia;Nov2007, Vol. 595 Issue 1, p393
The not yet uploaded Trichoptera World Checklist (TWC) , as at July 2006, recorded 12,627 species, 610 genera and 46 families of extant and in addition 488 species, 78 genera and 7 families of fossil Trichoptera. An analysis of the 2001 TWC list of present-day Trichoptera diversity at species,...
- Australia: A Matter of Perspective. Dunlop, Richard // Saturday Evening Post;May/Jun1980, Vol. 252 Issue 4, p106
Features Australia, the world's largest island and the world's smallest continent. Information on several tourist destinations across the continent; Historical background of the continent; Features of its cultural landmarks; Description of the suburban areas on the continent. INSETS: Travel...
- JUGGLING 'AUSTRALIA', 'AUSTRIALIA' AND 'NEW HOLLAND'. Cameron-Ash, Margaret // Globe (0311-3930);2013, Issue 73, p29
The article provides an overview on the fifth continent by the former name of New Holland while Australia retains its previous meaning of the Southern Continent. It mentions that Terra Australis earliest known use for the Southern Continent was on a paniglobe created by Johann SchÃ¶ner in...
- How a Continent Created a Nation. Ballinger, Robyn // Melbourne Historical Journal;2008, Vol. 36, p77
The article reviews the book "How a Continent Created a Nation," by Libby Robin.