Barbara Ferrell

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Breathtaking Images of an Erupting Volcano and the Aurora Borealis

The volcanic event of Eyjafjallajökull fissure in May 2010 may have shut down the airspace of 20 European countries, inconveniencing scores of …

Solar Filament Eruption Creates 'Canyon of Fire': A magnetic…

Solar Filament Eruption Creates 'Canyon of Fire': A magnetic filament of solar material erupted on the sun in late September, breaking the quiet conditions in a spectacular fashion. The 200,000 mile long filament ripped through the sun's atmosphere, the corona, leaving behind what looks like a canyon of fire. The glowing canyon traces the channel where magnetic fields held the filament aloft before the explosion. In reality, the sun is not made of fire, but of something called plasma: particles …

Chemists show life on Earth was not a fluke

How life came about from inanimate sets of chemicals is still a mystery. While we may never be certain which chemicals existed on prebiotic Earth, we …

Cells to Civilizations by Enrico Coen | book review

Is there a grand unifying theory that encompasses all life? For example, do genes share anything in common with modern human civilisations? Yes they do, if you believe British plant biologist Enrico Coen's argument that the diverse processes share something fundamental.<p>In his most recent book, …