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Ecosystem Definition

What is an Ecosystem? The ecology is a relatively new science devoted to studying the relationships of organisms with the environment. The research field of ecology is the...

Racism Definition

What is racism? Racism is ideas and actions suggesting that people can be divided into different groups based on particular physiological, mental and social characteristics,...

Hermann Rorschach Biography: A Scientist with a One-of-a-Kind Legacy

Hermann Rorschach was a Swiss psychiatrist and psycho-analyst who became famous for developing the Rorschach inkblot test which is still being used today. This...

Virginia Plan, New Jersey Plan and the great compromise

What was Virginia Plan? The Virginia Plan, also known as the "Large-State Plan" or "Randolph Plan", was a proposal for a weight-based distribution of the...

Five Senses

What are the five senses? The five human senses are the sense of seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting. These five human senses play a unique...

Who invented the bicycle?

Everyone has for sure ridden a bike at some point in their lives. While riding a bike provides exercise, transportation or just a fun...

Who Invented the Camera and Photograph?

FIRST CAMERA The first working camera was invented by Johann Zann. He built this camera in the year 1685. Interestingly the photograph would not follow...

Who invented the dishwasher?

Homemakers, Hotels, Restaurants, and public of the modern age would thank the person who invented the dishwasher as it saves time and energy. There...

Who invented the elevator?

With the advancement in the field of information technology, there are many changes, which are quite evident in the life of modern people. However,...

who invented the microscope

With its original design coming to life at the end of the 16th century, and its initial application of use for scientific reasons in...

What is Planned Economy

The concept of planned economy refers to a particular form of political-economic system by which the state controls and affects the development...

Capitalism

Capitalism is the name of an economic system in society that advocates private property and market economy.  What is capitalism? The word 'capitalism' comes from the...

Globalization

Globalization Definition Globalization is a term that has become a part of the past 20-30 years. Why is there so much about globalization in the media...

Pros and Cons Of Globalization

Advantages (pros) of Globalization Most of the world's countries are linked through trade agreements which means the consequences of...

Food Chain and Ecosystems

Food Chain Definition and Populations and Communities in the Ecosystems. The food chain begins with a producer organism that got energy from the Sun, used it to perform its functions and stored elsewhere as reserve.

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What is the Policy of Containment?

This is a foreign policy strategy created and executed by the US after WWII founding it's first key purpose in the Truman Doctrine of...

What is the difference between practice and practise?

Do not confuse "practice" with "practise". They sound the same and even look similar (except that one is spelled with a “c” and the...

When do you use the word “fish” and “fishes” ?

Fish or Fishes Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural and the word “fish” is such an example. As such,...

How does sound travel?

Sound is transmitted by particles (atoms or molecules) in a solid, liquid or gas colliding with each other. It is a wave which is...

What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?

Ocean and sea are two words that are used frequently and interchangeably (in writing and conversation) to mean the same thing: a continuous mass...

What is the Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter?

The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter is a concept that basically states that atoms and molecules possess an energy of motion (kinetic energy) that...

How was Electricity Discovered by Benjamin Franklin

Is it True That Electricity was Discovered by an Experiment Conducted by Benjamin Franklin Using a Kite and a Bolt of Lightning? Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)...

Why is the sky blue in the day and black at night?

During the day (daylight) the sky has a blue appearance because the Sun’s light (white light) is made up of rainbow of colors (red,...

Animal Bite Forces

Bite Forces of Animals Notwithstanding the large flow of information given to us by various mediums regarding with the question of Bite Forces of Animals I decided...

Tell Me Why Fun Facts

Welcome to Tell Me Why Fun Facts page. Here you will be learning some very interesting and amazing facts in a fun and easy categorized synopsis format. This webpage will be updated whenever I can so you can...

How to determine types of enzyme inhibition?

Inhibition are caused by effects of molecules that are a substrate and decrease rates of enzymes. Inhibition of enzymes is normal and organisms will...

Who Invented the First Steam Engine?

James Watt and the Discovery of Steam Engine Some historians believe that the first steam driven machine (steam engine) was conceived in ancient China according to the the...

When do you use “a” or “an” ?

The two indefinite articles a and an are used with singular nouns when the noun is general. They refer to nouns which are non-specific (i.e. not definite). In...

How do Astronauts communicate in space?

In order for one to hear sound it must travel through air (gas particles) of which space has very few per cubic centimeter. Sound...

Why do children loose their baby teeth?

Children usually start loosing their baby teeth (primary teeth) anywhere between the age of 6 to 7 years where their jaws have grown to...

What is the Purpose of the United Nations?

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization dedicated in promoting world peace, collective security and friendly relations among most of the world’s nations....

Reusing plastic water bottles; is it safe or BAD?

Is it safe to reuse plastic water bottles? The internet is full of warnings against refilling plastic bottles with water. But what is true and what...

Is outer space a perfect vacuum?

Outer space (also called just space) is all the space in the universe beyond Earth and its atmosphere. It can be simple stated that...

Was Gravity Really Discovered by Einstein after a Fallen Apple?

Isaac Newton and gravity Sir Isaac Newton and his scientific accomplishments and theories like gravity arguably started the scientific revolution. During his lifetime, between 1643...

Why Does Popcorn Pop?

A popcorn kernel is a cereal grain (seed). It is made up of four major physical structures: (1) The Pericarp (seed coat or outer hull):...

Why are some clouds dark in appearance?

A cloud is a visible mass of water (tiny water droplets and/or ice crystals) suspended in the atmosphere at a considerable altitude. Clouds are...

How is a star born?

Birth of a star The universe is a wondrous place where many processes, that defy all imagination,occur. One of these magical phenomena is the birth...

Where does the oxygen come from that fish breathe?

Water is formed from the combination reaction of hydrogen gas (H2) and oxygen gas (O2) to produce liquid water (H2O). In other words, each molecule...

What is the Difference Between Affect and Effect

Difference Between Homonyms Affect and Effect It is easy to get homonyms mixed up when you are writing them out. Two of the biggest culprits that...

What is Social Darwinism?

Social Darwinism is a misguided social theory that attempts to adapt Charles Darwin natural selection principles and apply it to human society. This social theory, promotes...

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Who invented peanut butter?

What is peanut butter? Peanut butter is a food spread or paste consisting of dry roasted peanuts. Those are ground peanuts with other ingredients that...

Who invented the internet?

Brief  History of the Internet The internet is essentially a global network of computers. After computers were invented, some American computer scientists discovered they could...

Who invented the barometer

What is Barometer? In this modern age the barometer is not exactly competitive with smartphones, computers and other entertainment devices. It is probably an all...

Who invented the refrigerator?

Brief History of Refrigerator Some of us may remember from the early 1950's that we had a fridge in the house. It was not a...

Who invented the thermometer?

Early history has a way Of hiding the facts behind certain inventions. Time has clouded the collective memory of historians who have cited that...

Who invented coca cola?

Soft drinks are not new You are probably aware of the variety of types and brands of soft drinks. They are found in a long...

World War 2 Facts

Facts about World War II When did world war 2 started? : World War II started on September 1, 1939, when Hitler's troops invaded Poland...

Facts About Earth

Interesting facts about earth Bowling ball: The earth has a more smooth surface than a bowling ball. (if you scale it to the same size) ...

Dwarf Planets

Dwarf Planet Definition Dwarf planets are defined as celestial bodies that: Orbit around the sun. Have enough mass to have a (almost) round shape. Have...

What is a neutron star?

Neutron Star Definition A neutron star is an incredibly compact star, which is only 10-30 km. in diameter, but weighs 1.4 - 2.3 times as much...