Lapis is a rare blue gem, coveted by the wealthy, artists, and even religious figures. The color comes from the sulfur within the crystalline structure.
Archives for August 2014
Americans may stay close to home this weekend, while Europeans head south. Find out what’s going on and what the weather will be like around the world.
Michael Brown, shot to death in Missouri after Officer Darren Wilson stopped him for walking in the street, may inspire a national conversation about police brutality, justifiable homicide, and excessive force.
There were no major earthquakes this week – but an M6.2 caused damage in Iran and an earthquake swarm in Iceland suggests a possible volcanic eruption.
The Federal Reserve employed a historic array of stimulus efforts in order to pull the economy out of the recession. Did the costs outweigh the benefits?
The tropics will be active for many more weeks, but right now they’re quiet. The Asian monsoon has turned killer in Nepal. And, finally a heat wave in the US and a cooldown in Europe – what’s going on with the weather?
Earthquake activity at Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano may suggest the possibility of an eruption. What will happen if the Icelandic volcano erupts?
An M3.8 earthquake in Medford, Oklahoma, on 17 August 2014, is a continuation of the series of tremors which have increased in the state in recent years.
The recent police shooting of 18 year old Micheal Brown has resulted in riots and looting. What’s the driving factor behind rioting in urban populations?
There are so many things to do this weekend that it’s hard to choose. Maybe these suggestions will help.