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Dead Sea, Jordan Video

Watch this video about the Dead Sea in Jordan and learn about its high salt content, how people use its salts, the surrounding area, and the Madaba mosaic map.

What is the largest iceberg ever recorded?

The largest icebergs (also referred to as ice islands) originate from the vast ice shelves surrounding Antarctica. The largest-known iceberg was from this region. It was roughly the size of t…

Anna Pou,

New Orleans surgeon, was arrested in July and accused of administering lethal injections to kill four of Memorial Medical Center's sickest patients days after the hurricane. Nurses Lori Budo …

Walt Whitman: Starting from Paumanok, Part 4

Part 4Take my leaves America, take them South and take them North, Make welcome for them everywhere, for they are your own off-spring, Surround them East and West, for they would surround you,…

Walt Whitman: A Noiseless Patient Spider

A Noiseless Patient SpiderA noiseless patient spider, I mark'd where on a little promontory it stood isolated, Mark'd how to explore the vacant vast surrounding, It launch'd forth filament, fi…

Largest City in Africa

The Question: What is the most populous capital city in Africa? What African capital city has the largest land area? The Answer: Cairo, the capi…

Pond or a Lake

The Question: Why is a pond called a pond and a lake called a lake? I have a body of water that is 5 acres, 15 to 20 feet deep. How do I know what to call it?…

Cinder Cones

Cinder cones are the simplest type of volcano. They are built from particles and blobs of congealed lava ejected from a single vent. As the gas-charged lava is blown violently into the air, i…