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Who Invented the Barometer

A barometer is an meteorology instrument that is used to take measurements of the atmospheric pressure. This is useful for weather analysis and weather forecasting because it can be used to forecast changes in the weather (short term only). A network of weather stations with barometers led to the production . . . Read more

Where Does Cabbage Come From

Cabbage is an edible white/green, and sometimes purple, plant that has many culinary uses. It can be eaten raw or cooked and is the key ingredient in coleslaw and sauerkraut. It is closely related to cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and broccoli. There are many varieties of cabbage, but the most common . . . Read more

Chris Pratt Movie List

Chris Pratt is a celebrity actor who rose to prominence on the small screen with roles in the television series “Everwood” and “Parks and Recreation.” He has since transferred this success over to the large screen with roles in the hit movies “Moneyball,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Guardians of the . . . Read more

What do Newts Eat

Newts are an water dwelling (aquatic) amphibian that closely resemble a lizard. Despite this, they are a part of the salamander family and are not actually closely related to lizards at all. They can be semi aquatic or live permanently in the water. Newts are found in parts of North . . . Read more

Who Discovered Hafnium

Hafnium is a shiny, silvery metal that is corrosion resistant. IT is a chemical element and is represented by the atomic number 72 and the chemical symbol Hf. It is not found in its free form on Earth, but it can be found combined with zirconium in most naturally occurring . . . Read more

Why are Red Pandas an Endangered Species

The red panda, not to be confused with the giant panda (which it is not closely related to), is a species of tree dwelling mammal best known for their red-brown fur and striped tail. A red panda grows to about 64 cm (25 inches) in length with an additional tail . . . Read more

Uses of Molybdenum

Molybdenum is a silvery-gray metal with one of the highest melting points of any natural element. Molybdenum is a chemical element with the atomic number 42 and is represented by the chemical symbol Mo. This metal is never found in its free form on Earth, but can be found in . . . Read more

How Many Active Volcanoes are there on Earth

A volcano is basically a natural opening in the crust of the earth where magma (lava), steam (along with other gases) and ash can escape. A volcano is like a chimney which transfers the molten rock, found in the depths of the earth, to the surface. Most volcanoes are dormant . . . Read more

Who Wrote “The Secret Garden”

“The Secret Garden” is a children’s novel that was first published in 1911. It is considered to be an English classic and it has been named one of the top 100 books for children and the most important books of the 20th century. The novel has also been adapted for . . . Read more

Where is India Located

India is one of the largest countries in the world in terms of both size and population. The country covers more than 3.2 million square kilometers (1.2 million square miles), which makes it the 7th largest country in the world in terms of area. It is also home to more . . . Read more