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Terrestrial Organic Matter In The Mississippi River Coastal Environment Gulf Of Mexico

Organic matter (OM) is known to be one of the primary factors involved in the global carbon cycle as well as a mechanism for carbon sequestration. Despite its significance, little is known about the sources, role, and importance of OM […]

Fluvial And Flooding Processes: Geomorphology In Boreal Regions

Boreal regions of the Earth are found in both the Northern and Southern hemisphere, usually below arctic or sub-arctic regions. It is these areas of the earth that are dominated by both ice and water. The temperatures there vary enough […]

Wind Erosion In The Boreal Environment

Wind erosion in boreal environments often takes the shape of snowdrifts that impact locality of vegetation and topography. Aeolian processes entail work done by the wind on the earth, usually as a form of erosion, transportation, or deposition. Although aeolian […]

My Science Life: Hydrology & Geology Of Uch Gas Field In Balochistan, Pakistan

Welcome to the My Science Life submission by Muhammad Akram Khan, freelance Hydrologist from Pakistan. The ‘My Science Life’ project is a core part of Science Trends’ mission to communicate science. It is an opportunity for people, like yourself, to […]

NASA Launches World’s Smallest Satellite – Prepare For Droves Of Nano-Satellites In Space

History was made when NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launched KalamSAT, the world’s smallest satellite, on June 22nd, 2017. KalamSAT, whose name is taken from the former Indian president and nuclear scientist, Dr. A. P. J.  Abdul Kalam, weighs […]

Phenocryst & Porphyritic Textures

A phenocryst is a large crystal which visually stands out compared to the rest of the minerals. Phenocrysts are found in porphyritic textures where large grains are visible in volcanic extrusive rocks. Imagine hiking in Colorado when you come upon […]

Welcome To Your Autonomous Life: Self Driving Cars Are A New Reality

Autonomous vehicles have become a hot topic among professionals in both automotive and technology fields. Recent headlines have consumers dreaming about their own personal robot chauffeur; but how close are we really? We will undoubtedly be able to sit behind […]

Is Nuclear Escalation Inevitable? The Next Global Conflict

I. The Cold War, Reheated? When implements of warfare like the nuclear bomb get talked about, the language used is that of scientific discovery. It was a “breakthrough,” the discovery of the atomic bomb, which leveled the Japanese cities of […]

When it Comes to Good Drug Policy, Science Should Trump Law

Marijuana makes people say the craziest things. Not the people using the drug — though, of course, those people spout plenty of cloud-brained iotas of wisdom in the moment. No, it’s the people looking to make marijuana seem like a […]

My Science Life: Paraffin Contamination Of Oil Based Mud In Uintah Basin

Welcome to the My Science Life submission by Jim Pazos, Drilling & Completion Fluids Engineer. The ‘My Science Life’ project is a core part of Science Trends’ mission to communicate science. It is an opportunity for people, like yourself, to […]