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Polar bears feed mainly on ringed and bearded seals. Depending upon their location, they also eat harp and hooded seals and scavenge on carcasses of beluga whales, walruses, narwhals, and bowhead whales. On occasion, polar bears kill beluga whales and young walruses.

Polar bears get their water from the chemical reaction that breaks down fat. This is why a polar bear's diet is high in fat but low in protein. For example, when they hunt seals, polar bears will eat the blubber, but leave the rest behind for scavengers.Sep 27, 2003

Ask any child what color a polar bear is and s/he will exclaim, “white” with great enthusiasm, but truth be told, their fur is actually transparent and holds no color. It only appears white because it reflects visible light. They're nearly invisible under infrared photography.Feb 27, 2014

CLEAR! But if the Polar bear's skin is black, how come they don't look black in colour? Well, each of the longer guard hairs on the Polar bear's body is hollow and reflects visible light, much like snow. So when the sun is shining brightly, Polar bears appear bright white.Jan 4, 2012

A Polar bear's coat has two layers of hair: an outer layer, made up of long (5-15cm) guard hairs; and a thick undercoat, made up of shorter hair. These guard hairs are mostly transparent or clear, but thanks to some special characteristics that work to create cool optical tricks, these hairs appear white.Nov 2, 2012

Believe it or not, their hair isn't actually white! Their long outer hairs, which protect their soft, thick undercoat, are mostly hollow and transparent. The thinner hairs of their undercoat are also colorless. Polar bear hair looks white because the air spaces in the hairs scatter light of all colors.

Polar Bears can live 20-30 years but only a small amount of polar bears live past 15-18 years.in captivity a polar bear has lived to be 45 years old but in the wild the longest living polar bear was known to be 32 years old.

Rocks tell us a great deal about the Earth's history. Igneous rocks tell of past volcanic episodes and can also be used to age-date certain periods in the past. Sedimentary rocks often record past depositional environments (e.g deep ocean, shallow shelf, fluvial) and usually contain the most fossils from past ages.May 28, 2016

Benjamin Franklin's Early Years. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in colonial Boston. His father, Josiah Franklin (1657-1745), a native of England, was a candle and soap maker who married twice and had 17 children.

We grow about 13 billion pounds of potatoes each year, and while most of them are Russet Norkotah or Burbank varieties, about 4-5% of our annual production is non-brown spuds. According to the USDA, Idaho shipped over 60 million pounds of yellow-type potatoes in 2012. That's a whole lot of non-russets!

Extra protective gear may include sliding shorts, mouth guards, protective cups, knee and elbow pads, padded soccer pants, soccer gloves, and protective head gear. Like their teammates, goalkeepers are required to wear the basics; jersey, shorts, socks, shin guards and cleats.

Some have suggested that the stripes may help zebras camouflage themselves and escape from lions and other predators; avoid nasty bites from disease-carrying flies; or control body heat by generating small-scale breezes over the zebra's body when light and dark stripes heat up at different rates.Jan 14, 2015

Seattle, Washington, gets 37 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 5 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year.

Earth Facts. Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the largest of the terrestrial planets. The Earth is the only planet in our solar system not to be named after a Greek or Roman deity. The Earth was formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago and is the only known planet to support life.

How Long Have Humans Been On Earth? While our ancestors have been around for about six million years, the modern form of humans only evolved about 200,000 years ago. Civilization as we know it is only about 6,000 years old, and industrialization started in the earnest only in the 1800s.Jan 19, 2015

Using these methods, most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC, and that Jesus' preaching began around AD 27–29 and lasted one to three years. They calculate the death of Jesus as having taken place between AD 30 and 36.

How much does a Garbage Truck Driver make? The national average salary for a Garbage Truck Driver is $35,890 in United States. Filter by location to see Garbage Truck Driver salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Garbage Truck Driver employees.

In absolute terms, a 1,500 lb grizzly bear is 40-times stronger than the average man, and 4-times stronger than a 500 lb silverback gorilla. ... The grizzly boar would ruin the silverback gorilla in a complete no-contest. Even if a grizzly bear is the same weight as a gorilla, it will still have the strength advantage.

The mantle lies between Earth's dense, super-heated core and its thin outer layer, the crust. The mantle is about 2,900 kilometers (1,802 miles) thick, and makes up a whopping 84% of Earth's total volume. ... Other mantle elements include iron, aluminum, calcium, sodium, and potassium.Aug 11, 2015

Above the core is Earth's mantle, which is made up of rock containing silicon, iron, magnesium, aluminum, oxygen and other minerals. The rocky surface layer of Earth, called the crust, is made up of mostly oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium.

mantle definition. The region of the interior of the Earth between the core (on its inner surface) and the crust (on its outer). Note: The mantle is more than two thousand miles thick and accounts for more than three-quarters of the volume of the Earth.

Earth's mass is divided into an inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust. The crust is outermost layer of the earth, 3–44 miles (5–70 km) thick and representing less than 1% of the earth's total volume.

The Earth's interior is composed of four layers, three solid and one liquid—not magma but molten metal, nearly as hot as the surface of the sun. The deepest layer is a solid iron ball, about 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) in diameter. Although this inner core is white hot, the pressure is so high the iron cannot melt.

The incompatible elements that end up in the continents are important because they include the major radioactive elements uranium, thorium, and potassium. These create heat, which makes the continental crust act like an electric blanket on top of the mantle.

The thickest layer of the Earth. The Earth can be divided into four main layers: the solid crust on the outside, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core. Out of them, the mantle is the thickest layer, while the crust is the thinnest layer.Jan 13, 2016

The second is the Mantle and it is the thickest layer of earth's crust, it's divided into two parts but the mantle is made up into one. The third layer is the Outer Core and the Outer Core is made up by composed iron and liquid. The final layer is the Inner Core, it is the hottest and deepest part of the Earth.

As the mesosphere extends upward above the stratosphere, temperatures decrease. The coldest parts of our atmosphere are located in this layer and can reach –90°C. In the forth layer from Earth's surface, the thermosphere, the air is thin, meaning that there are far fewer air molecules.

Currently, we kill an estimated 4,600 turtles every year due to fishing -- they are wrapped in the nets or hooked on bait lines set for fish. However, a new report shows that this represents a 90% reduction of sea turtles as bycatch since 1990. So, is 4,600 deaths is good news?Sep 14, 2011

Large male grizzly bears—also called brown bears—occasionally kill and eat grizzly bear cubs. And large male polar bears sometimes kill and eat small polar bears. ... Bears are omnivores, which means they eat almost anything, from insects to berries to large animals, and carrion—animals that have been dead for a while.Apr 6, 2010

Native American Bear Symbolic Meanings. Among Native Americans Bear represents extremely strong medicine including the special powers in the areas of wisdom, strength and healing.

Most, but not all, bears have 42 teeth, which include 12 incisors, four canines, 10 molars and 16 premolars.Sep 18, 2016

Since George Washington's time, Thursday has been the day, and this was solidified by Abraham Lincoln's proclamation in 1863 designating the national day of Thanksgiving to be the last Thursday of November. Later that was amended to the fourth Thursday in November.

Whaling is cruel and unnecessary and must stop. Commercial whaling is banned. Trade in whale products is forbidden and demand is falling. Yet, every year, Japan, Norway and Iceland kill around 1,500 whales between them.

The best time to visit Jamaica is November to mid-December. That's when the island's already beautiful weather (ranging from mid-70s to the high 80s all year-round) is the most pleasant and the hotel and flight deals are the easiest to find.

Record-breaking number of tourists visit London in 2014. More tourists visited London last year than ever before according to the latest official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) records showed there were 17.4 million overseas visitors to London in 2014, up 3.5% on the previous year.May 20, 2015

This statistic shows the number of international overnight visitors to Dubai from 2010 to 2016. In 2016, there were 14.87 million international overnight tourists to Dubai, up from 14.2 million in 2015.

4. With more than 3.5 million people checking out the Eye every year, it's now the most popular paid tourist attraction in the U.K. The most popular free attraction is the British Museum, which sees more than 6 million visitors each year.Aug 10, 2015

Frogs do not have external ears like us. However, they do have eardrums and an inner ear. The frog ear is called a tympanum and is the circle you see behind a frog's eye. Some frogs have small tympanums, while others have ones that are larger than their eyes.Oct 22, 2015

The following symptoms may also indicate the presence of some form of cancer:Coughing-up blood.Persistent headaches.Unexplained loss of weight or appetite.Chronic pain in bones.Persistent fatigue, nausea, or vomiting.Persistent low-grade fever, either constant or intermittent.Repeated instances of infection.

White pants are the great wardrobe multiplier. On a cool spring day, wear them with a bright cashmere sweater or even a leather jacket. ... You can dress up white jeans by ironing a crease down the front, and pairing with a button down and jacket. If it's cold, wear a lighter colored ankle boot.

Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana.Jan 18, 2018

The rainbow effect can be observed whenever there are water drops in the air and sunlight shining from behind the observer at a low altitude or angle. ... The rainbow's appearance is caused by dispersion of sunlight as it is refracted by (approximately spherical) raindrops.

Research found that most of the countries were based in Europe, due to the location of chocolate brands like Nestlé and Lindt in Switzerland. The average Swiss citizen had 11.9 kg of chocolate per capita in 2012, making it the highest consuming country analyzed in the study.Jul 30, 2013

The gray and white coloring of the koala bear is another tool for protection. This color combination allows them to hide in the treetops away from land predators. ... The leaves of the trees used as the koala habitat also hide the bear from predators.Oct 19, 2017

Obviously every leprechaun we've seen is wearing a green get-up, thus distinguishing them as such in Irish folklore. It's believed that leprechauns pinch those who aren't wearing the color, which has developed into others pinching people to remind them that leprechauns wouldn't approve of their non-green apparel.Mar 15, 2016

Clothing of Andean women of indigenous descent includes the pollera (pleated-skirt), the 19th century European bowler hat, and a silky shawl known as a manta. The pollera was originally a simple Spanish dress that colonial authorities forced Spanish people to wear.

General Cell Phone Statistics. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.

Food. Over 56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans. These shocking figures do not even include fish and other sea creatures whose deaths are so great they are only measured in tonnes.

An animal in a state of panic can't function at all. I also think intense fear is an easier state for animals to get into than it is for normal human beings -- a lot easier. Animals feel intense fear when they're threatened in any way, regardless of whether they're predators or prey.

Pay by Region. General surgeons practicing in the Great Lakes region reported the highest average salary in 2011, $297,000. Those practicing in California and Hawaii earned a close second, averaging $295,000, and those in the Southwestern states earned a relatively high average salary of $285,000 per year.

Six-Year Pay. After six years of surgical practice, the average annual income of a cardiac or thoracic surgeon has increased to $522,875, according to the Profiles salary survey.

Over the next eight years, the Obamas made $10.8 million. Obama reported earnings of $3.1 million before taxes from his presidential salary (averaging $392,000 a year).Jan 20, 2017

British Army. Following the Battle of Waterloo and the action in which they gained their name, the Grenadier Guards were permitted to wear the bearskin. ... The bearskin should not be mistaken for the busby which is a much smaller fur cap worn by the Royal Horse Artillery and hussar regiments in full dress.

Drake Earnings: $94 Million In 2017. Drake places second on the 2017 Hip-Hop Cash Kings list–his best finish yet–our ranking of the world's top-earning hip-hop artists. Here's a bit more about his big year.Sep 29, 2017

Many were from state militia outfits, which had their own state-issued uniforms. In the early battles, some Confederate units that wore dark blue uniforms were often mistaken on the field of battle for the enemy. Conversely, many U.S. units that were originally militia units went to war wearing gray.

Some assume pirates wore eye patches there to cover a missing eye or an eye that was wounded in battle, but in fact, an eye patch was more likely to be used to condition the eye so the pirate could fight in the dark.Sep 23, 2013

Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year. People who live in places with high levels of air pollutants have a 20% higher risk of death from lung cancer than people who live in less-polluted areas.

Certain difficulties arose, however, because of the inherent incompatibility of lunar and solar years. To solve this problem the Egyptians invented a schematized civil year of 365 days divided into three seasons, each of which consisted of four months of 30 days each.

7. When Did Beyonce And Jay-Z Start Dating? Although they were rumoured to have begun dating around 2002, Beyonce reportedly told American publication US magazine that she first met the rapper when she was 19 when they first started a relationship making it 1999 when they became a couple.

The churning metal of the outer core creates and sustains Earth's magnetic field. The hottest part of the core is actually the Bullen discontinuity, where temperatures reach 6,000° Celsius (10,800° Fahrenheit)—as hot as the surface of the sun. The inner core is a hot, dense ball of (mostly) iron.Aug 17, 2015

There are three main sources of heat in the deep earth: (1) heat from when the planet formed and accreted, which has not yet been lost; (2) frictional heating, caused by denser core material sinking to the center of the planet; and (3) heat from the decay of radioactive elements.

If the core were to cool completely, the planet would grow cold and dead. ... Cooling also could cost us the magnetic shield around the planet created by heat from the core. This shield protects Earth from cosmic radiation. The shield is created by a convection process caused by constantly moving iron.

A team of scientists has measured the melting point of iron at high precision in a laboratory, and then drew from that result to calculate the temperature at the boundary of Earth's inner and outer core — now estimated at 6,000 C (about 10,800 F). That's as hot as the surface of the sun.Apr 25, 2013

More than 60 million Hershey's Kisses chocolates are produced each day at the company's two factories. Today's Kisses brand chocolates use Hershey's original milk chocolate formula. In 2005 Hershey's Kissables were introduced as a smaller sized, candy coated version of Kisses chocolates.

Salary. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that lawyers earned an average salary of $130,490 a year, or $62.74 per hour, for 2011. This figure factors in all lawyers, no matter their experience. First-year associates often make much less money than other lawyers in a firm.

Official State Flag of Missouri. The two grizzly bears are symbols of courage and strength. They stand on a scroll bearing the state motto: Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (Latin for "Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law").

The crust of the Earth is composed of a great variety of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. The crust is underlain by the mantle. The upper part of the mantle is composed mostly of peridotite, a rock denser than rocks common in the overlying crust.

The incompatible elements that end up in the continents are important because they include the major radioactive elements uranium, thorium, and potassium. These create heat, which makes the continental crust act like an electric blanket on top of the mantle.

Earth's crust is Earth's hard outer layer. It is less than 1% of Earth's volume. The crust is made up of different types of rocks: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Below the crust is the mantle. The upper part of the mantle is made up of peridotite, a rock denser than rocks common in the crust.

As the mesosphere extends upward above the stratosphere, temperatures decrease. The coldest parts of our atmosphere are located in this layer and can reach –90°C. In the forth layer from Earth's surface, the thermosphere, the air is thin, meaning that there are far fewer air molecules.

The tulip as duly noted in horticultural texts is a perennial flower. This means that a tulip should be expected to return and bloom year after year. But for all intents and purposes this isn't always the case. Most tulip-lovers content themselves with treating it as an annual, re-planting again each fall.Feb 12, 2018

two casual dresses (one black, one with colors) that I can wear casually with flat shoes and a jean jacket, or wear with black fluid pants as if they were a long top, or that I can dress up with heel shoes and jewelry. one pair of jeans to walk around Paris. one shirt and 3 T shirts .Jan 22, 2018

The top 10 percent of workers in terms of annual income made more than $65,510 year and the bottom 10 percent earned less than $17,450. This means 80 percent of all photographers had incomes between $20,270 and $65,510 a year, so a typical photographer could expect annual earnings within that range.

Some areas are more likely to be hit by blizzards than others, but a blizzard can occur in any place where snow falls. In North America, blizzards happen often in the northern-east states, and in the provinces of Canada. In this region, blizzards can happen more than twice each winter.

It was jointly invented in 1926 by Albert Einstein and his former student Leó Szilárd, who patented it in the U.S. on November 11, 1930 (U.S. Patent 1,781,541). This is an alternative design from the original invention of 1922 by the Swedish inventors Baltzar von Platen and Carl Munters.

Stars, exoplanets and deep-sky objects. Spica, also known as Alpha Virginis, is the brightest star in the constellation. Spica ranks as the 16th brightest star in the night sky and can be regarded as a nearly perfect example of a star of the first magnitude. It is a blue giant about 260 light-years from Earth.Jul 12, 2017

Losoya was born in San Antonio on April 11, 1808, to Ventura Losoya and Concepción de Los Angeles Charlé. Their old stone house was a former Alamo Indian dwelling. His parents, brother Juan, sister Maria and Toribio all lived in the two room building near the southwest corner of the mission compound.

Together with the crust, we call it the lithosphere. Below the lithosphere is a layer of upper mantle called the asthenosphere. This is made up rock that is fluid and can move. It is this fluidity that powers the movement of the tectonic plates of the Earth's crust.Oct 26, 2015

The mantle is the mostly-solid bulk of Earth's interior. The mantle lies between Earth's dense, super-heated core and its thin outer layer, the crust. The mantle is about 2,900 kilometers (1,802 miles) thick, and makes up a whopping 84% of Earth's total volume.Aug 11, 2015

The interior of Earth, similar to the other terrestrial planets, is chemically divided into layers. The mantle is a layer between the crust and the outer core. Earth's mantle is a silicate rocky shell with an average thickness of 2,886 kilometres (1,793 mi). The mantle makes up about 84% of Earth's volume.

Earth's inner mantle consists of hot, flowing rock that circulates extremely slowly, and is often explained by analogy to the flow in a lava lamp. But Jánosi found that there are some key differences. The wax in a lava lamp is more viscous than water, meaning it flows less easily.Sep 29, 2009

The Supreme Court decides to hear a case based on at least four of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court agreeing to grant the Petition for Certiorari. If four Justices agree to grant the petition, the Supreme Court will consider the case. ... A petition for Writ Certiorari is a request that the court hear your case.

The Court is, typically, in recess from late June/early July until the first Monday in October. The Court hears oral arguments in cases from October through April. From October through December, arguments are heard during the first two weeks of each month.

What Is the Function of the Earth's Core? The Earth's core comprises a solid inner core and liquid outer core, both made mostly of iron. ... Earth scientists have theorized that the Earth's core is responsible for the planet's magnetic field as well as plate tectonics.Apr 25, 2017

At the center of the Earth is the core, which has two parts. The solid, inner core of iron has a radius of about 760 miles (about 1,220 km), according to NASA. It is surrounded by a liquid, outer core composed of a nickel-iron alloy.Nov 14, 2017

— The spinning iron core in the center of the Earth would stop too. Without the spin, Earth's protective magnetic field would be gone too. The Sun radioactive rays would automatically kill anything left.Jun 16, 2014

If the Earth stopped spinning suddenly, the atmosphere would still be in motion with the Earth's original 1100 mile per hour rotation speed at the equator. ... This means rocks, topsoil, trees, buildings, your pet dog, and so on, would be swept away into the atmosphere.

Early symptoms of lead poisoning in adults are commonly nonspecific and include depression, loss of appetite, intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and muscle pain. Other early signs in adults include malaise, fatigue, decreased libido, and problems with sleep.

The Moon has a diameter of 2,159 miles (3,476 kilometers) and is about one-quarter the size of Earth. The Moon weighs about 80 times less than Earth.

Perhaps the most important effect of the Moon is the way it stabilizes our rotation. When the Earth rotates it wobbles slightly back and forth on its axis. It's like a top, which doesn't simply spin in a vertical position on a table or the floor. But without the Moon we'd be wobbling much more.Jan 12, 2012

Watching the tides roll away. ... The tides are one of the most important ways that the Moon affects life on Earth. They are the result of the fact that the Moon's gravitational pull does not affect all parts of Earth equally: The lunar gravity exerts a stronger pull on the parts of Earth that are closer to the Moon.

A major purpose is to light up the night. The moon reflects the sun's light on to us even when the sun is on the other side of the earth. The amount of reflected light depends on the moon's surface area, so we are fortunate to have a moon that is so large. ... Another reason for the moon is to show the seasons.

Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year. People who live in places with high levels of air pollutants have a 20% higher risk of death from lung cancer than people who live in less-polluted areas.

According to the BBC, between 3,000 and 5,000 healthy zoo animals are killed in Europe every year. In the U.S., the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) says flatly that incidents of killing healthy surplus animals "do not happen at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums."Oct 14, 2015

It is the second part of your eye, after the cornea, that helps to focus light and images on your retina. Because the lens is flexible and elastic, it can change its curved shape to focus on objects and people that are either nearby or at a distance. ... Fig. 1: A more rounded lens can focus on near objects.

The freedom struggle revolved around the use of khādī fabrics and the dumping of foreign-made clothes. When some people complained about the costliness of khadi to Mahatma Gandhi, he started wearing only dhoti though, of course, he used wool shawls when it got cold.

3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20. That's nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year. Parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school. More than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school.

Seasonal snow is an important part of Earth's climate system. Snow cover helps regulate the temperature of the Earth's surface, and once that snow melts, the water helps fill rivers and reservoirs in many regions of the world, especially the western United States.

Perhaps the most important effect of the Moon is the way it stabilizes our rotation. When the Earth rotates it wobbles slightly back and forth on its axis. It's like a top, which doesn't simply spin in a vertical position on a table or the floor. But without the Moon we'd be wobbling much more.Jan 12, 2012

The outer core of the Earth is a liquid layer about 2,260 km thick composed of iron and nickel which lies above the Earth's solid inner core and below its mantle. Its outer boundary lies approximately 2,890 km (1,800 mi) beneath the Earth's surface.

The earth is divided in to four layers:CRUST, MANTLE, OUTER CORE and INNER CORE. CRUST. Echo-sounding techniques are used to explore the Earth's crust. Images, similar to sonograms, are produced. A sonogram in the crust is called a seismic reflection.

According to current models, in addition to large amounts of iron, the Earth's liquid outer core contains small amounts of so-called light elements, possibly sulfur, oxygen, silicon, carbon, or hydrogen.Nov 23, 2011

What Is the Function of the Earth's Core? The Earth's core comprises a solid inner core and liquid outer core, both made mostly of iron. ... Earth scientists have theorized that the Earth's core is responsible for the planet's magnetic field as well as plate tectonics.Apr 25, 2017

The planet behaves in this way because it is responding to Earth's geomagnetic field. ... "The magnetic field pushes eastwards on the inner core, causing it to spin faster than the Earth, but it also pushes in the opposite direction in the liquid outer core, which creates a westward motion."Sep 16, 2013

Despite the year-round schedule, students attend school the same number of days (180) as students who attend schools on a nine-month calendar. The year-round students' 10-week summer break is broken up as several three-week breaks throughout the year.Mar 30, 2015

In this updated system, schools continue to operate 180 days per year, but they stretch out the 180 days over the entire year and take shorter breaks between each term. The most popular form of year-round education is the 45-15 plan, where students attend school for 45 days and then get three weeks (15 days) off.

Fast Facts on Year-Round EducationStatisticValueNumber of year-round schools in the United States3,181Percentage of public school students attending year-round schools10%Average dropout rate for year-round schools2%Number of states that have year-round education46 states

While dealing is not significantly more lucrative -- economic researchers report that independent drug dealers make, on average, $20,000-to-$30,000 a year -- being self-employed offers these men a freedom unavailable to them at a normal job.Mar 9, 2014

Meteorologists averaged as much as $136,120 per year, or $65.44 per hour, as of May 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, some earned less than $47,950, or $23.05. Mean salaries were at $90,860, or $43.68 per hour. Meteorologists need a bachelor's degree in meteorology or related fields.

They also estimate between 36 and 166 meteorites larger than 10 grams fall to Earth per million square kilometers per year. Over the whole surface area of Earth, that translates to 18,000 to 84,000 meteorites bigger than 10 grams per year.Jul 18, 2015

Worms help to increase the amount of air and water that gets into the soil. They break down organic matter, like leaves and grass into things that plants can use. When they eat, they leave behind castings that are a very valuable type of fertilizer. Earthworms are like free farm help.

Depending on the area and the availability of food, black bears may become either diurnal or nocturnal. For example, if a bear lives near humans and has access to their garbage only during the daytime, it will seek food during the day and sleep at night, and vice versa.

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Polar bears have adapted to eating flesh. Brown bears are omnivorous. The more gentle diet means that the brown bear's jaws and stronger and teeth are bigger. Fat and flesh require less strength to tear and less endurance to break down.Nov 24, 2010

Scientists have used DNA to find out that the giant panda is more closely related to the other bears than to the raccoons. Giant pandas are in the family Ursidae with the seven other bear species. Raccoons are in the family Procyonidae along with ring-tails and coatis.

The sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), also known as the labiated bear, or Stickney Bear is an insectivorous bear species native to the Indian subcontinent. The sloth bear evolved from ancestral brown bears during the Pleistocene and shares features found in insect-eating mammals through convergent evolution.

On the other hand, Ethiopia has accepted the Coptic Calendar, which is quite different from the Gregorian calendar. The Coptic Calendar has 13 months of which 12 months comprise of 30 days each, and a 13th month at the end of the year called the intercalary month usually has 5 days and 6 days in a leap year.

The Ethiopian calendar consists of 13 months, where the first 12 months have 30 days each. The 13th month has 5 days in a common year and 6 days in a leap year. It is a solar calendar, based on the solar (tropical) year.

Seed heads – Annual sunflowers can have either large or small seed heads, but perennial sunflowers have only small seed heads. Blooms – Annual sunflowers will bloom the first year after being planted from seeds, but perennial sunflowers grown from seed will not bloom for at least two years.Mar 17, 2015

Wearing gloves will only confuse your hedgehog. ... If necessary, a thick towel can be used to pick up a a stubborn hedgehog at first, rather than gloves. You can more easily slide the t-shirt away than you would be able to take off a glove and then continue to hold your hedgehog with your bare hands.Nov 8, 2017

The polar bear. It is a close call, but the polar bear is generally considered the largest bear on Earth. A close second is the brown bear, specifically the Kodiak bear. The Kodiak is a subspecies of the brown bear native to Alaska.

Grizzly bear will always win in head to head fight with African lion because grizzlies are stronger, taller, and heavier. They also have the bigger paws with stronger deadly swipes than lion, though they are smaller than polar bear but still they are the stronger and dangerous than all other bears in the world.Aug 14, 2014

"If it's a fight between a 1,200-pound male polar bear and a 600-pound grizzly, I think we know who would win," Dr. Rockwell said. "But in this likeliest of cases, it's debatable. There are actually reports in the literature where grizzlies have killed denning polar bear females."Feb 23, 2010

The largest male weighed 2,210 lbs. That said, the largest bear found was a Kodiak: he was 14 feet tall and 2500 lbs. On average, however, the Kodiak is 800-1500 lbs and stand 5-10 feet tall. Overall, they're much more dense than Polar Bears, but Polars are still bigger.

An error occurred.Jim Halpert:Question. What kind of bear is best?Dwight Schrute:That's a ridiculous question.Jim Halpert:False. Black bear.Dwight Schrute:That's debatable. There are basically two schools of thought--Jim Halpert:Fact. Bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.1 more row

This summer, Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas went to London to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The 16-year-old gymnast won two gold medals there. She got one gold medal for getting the highest combined score in all four events in women's gymnastics.

Some of the planets in our solar system are much bigger than Earth while others are smaller. By using simple fractions, you will explore how their sizes compare to each other. Problem 1 - Saturn is 10 times bigger than Venus, and Venus is 1/4 the size of Neptune. ... Problem 3 - Earth is the same size as Venus.

In the case of bodies with substantial atmospheres, such as Earth's atmosphere, the exosphere is the uppermost layer, where the atmosphere thins out and merges with interplanetary space. It is located directly above the thermosphere.

240: The average distance in miles above Earth's surface the ISS orbits (400 kilometers). On a clear day, the ISS is easily visible to the naked eye from the ground.Aug 3, 2017

NASA's FY 2011 budget of $18.4 billion represented about 0.5% of the $3.4 trillion United States federal budget during that year, or about 35% of total spending on academic scientific research in the United States.

Average Marine Biologist Yearly Salary in the United States. Marine Biologists earn a median salary of $70,800 per year. Salaries typically start from $39,700 and go up to $124,680.

Nuclear energy is the energy that holds together the nuclei of atoms. Atoms are the most simple blocks that make up matter. Every atom has in its center a very small nucleus. ... Nuclear fusion is the combining of two light atoms into a heavier one and nuclear fission is the splitting of a heavy atom.

Nuclear energy can be used to create electricity, but it must first be released from the atom. In nuclear fission, atoms are split to release the energy. A nuclear reactor, or power plant, is a series of machines that can control nuclear fission to produce electricity.May 24, 2011

In nuclear fusion, energy is released when atoms are combined or fused together to form a larger atom. This is how the sun produces energy. In nuclear fission, atoms are split apart to form smaller atoms, releasing energy. Nuclear power plants use nuclear fission to produce electricity.

A clean energy resource. Nuclear energy originates from the splitting of uranium atoms – a process called fission. This generates heat to produce steam, which is used by a turbine generator to generate electricity. Because nuclear power plants do not burn fuel, they do not produce greenhouse gas emissions.

Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant. The term includes nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion. ... There is a social debate about nuclear power.

These are the only major accidents to have occurred in over 17,000 cumulative reactor-years of commercial nuclear power operation in 33 countries. The evidence over six decades shows that nuclear power is a safe means of generating electricity. The risk of accidents in nuclear power plants is low and declining.

13% of the world's electricity comes from nuclear power plants that emit little to no greenhouse gases. ... The U.S. saves $12 billion dollars each year for energy costs because of nuclear power. Nuclear power plants actually emit fewer radioactive materials into the environment than a traditional coal-burning plant.Dec 26, 2014

Nuclear energy is clean, reliable and affordable. ... The economics of nuclear energy generation depend on its capacity to produce enormous and uninterrupted amounts of electricity over long periods, with affordable and stable electricity costs. Nuclear generating plants can operate for 60 years or more.

Nuclear power plants are expensive to build but relatively cheap to run. In many places, nuclear energy is competitive with fossil fuels as a means of electricity generation. Waste disposal and decommissioning costs are usually fully included in the operating costs.

If the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has accurately estimated the planet's economically accessible uranium resources, reactors could run more than 200 years at current rates of consumption.

Men's gymnastics was on the schedule of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and it has been on the Olympic agenda continually since 1924. Olympic gymnastic competition for women began in 1936 with an all-around competition, and in 1952 competition for the separate events was added.

Medical scrubs worn by nurses and doctors are common in both the educational and professional veterinary settings. To add variety to their day-to-day uniform, vet techs may wear patterned tops or styles with breast pockets to hold supplies.

February is the second and shortest month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar with 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years, with the quadrennial 29th day being called the leap day. It is the first of five months to have a length of less than 31 days.

For example, it costs just $10 USD to feed a boy in Kenya's refugee camps for 3 weeks – this is less than the cost of lipstick in Manhattan.(1) It costs only $50 USD to feed a school-aged girl for an entire year in many developing nations.(2) It costs only 20 cents to feed one child a nutrient-rich serving of Plumpy' ...

A watershed event in modern European history, the French Revolution began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790s with the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte.

This Park Lets You Hug Pandas. After you make a very large donation, of course. ... The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China, which attracts more than one million visitors a year, offers panda-lovers the opportunity to give one of its pandas a quick squeeze for a hefty “donation” of about $330.Dec 16, 2013

Fear of the number 13: A morbid fear of the number 13. Also known as triskaidekaphobia. Written reference to the superstitious fear of the number thirteen dates to the late 1800s. Its origin is conjectural (a matter of guesswork). The term triskaidekaphobia first appeared in the early 1900s.

The Maya civilization was biggest between the years of 420 AD and 900 AD. The Maya civilization spread all the way from central Mexico to Honduras, Guatemala, and northern El Salvador.

After 1989 the American influence changed a little the dressing habits and many people wear casual clothing like blue jeans, but still with elegant and stylish blouses or t-shirts. Answer: Young Romanian girls wear very skimpy clothes. They show a lot of skin, but they still look good.Apr 22, 2014

Last year, 14.7 million tourists visited Egypt, and tourism generated $11 billion in revenue, according to the Egyptian Tourist Authority in New York. Tourism in Egypt makes up about 11 percent of the gross domestic product, the tourism organization said.Feb 11, 2011

Common leukemia signs and symptoms include:Fever or chills.Persistent fatigue, weakness.Frequent or severe infections.Losing weight without trying.Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen.Easy bleeding or bruising.Recurrent nosebleeds.Tiny red spots in your skin (petechiae)More items...

In the 1930s a certain American soft drinks company decided Santa should be dressed in red as part of a marketing campaign and that has stuck. It's often thought that Father Christmas and Santa Claus are one and the same person. ... He travelled in his red robes giving gifts to the poor, in particular children.Dec 4, 2009

On 23 December 1888, Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. He took it to a prostitute in a hotel in Arles in southern France where he was living at the time. The painter died one and a half years later following a suicide attempt.

Van Gogh suffered from psychotic episodes and delusions and though he worried about his mental stability, he often neglected his physical health, did not eat properly and drank heavily. His friendship with Gauguin ended after a confrontation with a razor, when in a rage, he severed part of his own left ear.

He is known as the tortured genius who cut off his own ear as he struggled with mental illness after the breakdown of his friendship with a fellow artist. But a new study claims Vincent Van Gogh may have made up the story to protect painter Paul Gauguin who actually lopped it off with a sword during an argument.May 4, 2009

Late Sunday evening December 23, 1888, Vincent Van Gogh, then 35 years old, cut off the lower half of his left ear and took it to a brothel, where he asked for a prostitute named Rachel and handed the ear to her, asking her to "keep this object carefully."

It shows the artist in three-quarter profile standing in a room in the Yellow House wearing a closed coat and a fur cap. His right ear is bandaged. It was in fact his left ear that was bandaged, the painting being a mirror image. To his right is an easel with a canvas on it.

Every year, approximately 250,000 bulls are killed in bullfights. The animals are stabbed multiple times before suffering slow, agonizing deaths in front of an audience, including children. Animal cruelty is not entertainment. You can help by not attending bullfights.

When Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago from a hot mix of gases and solids, it had almost no atmosphere. The surface was molten. As Earth cooled, an atmosphere formed mainly from gases spewed from volcanoes. It included hydrogen sulfide, methane, and ten to 200 times as much carbon dioxide as today's atmosphere.

Answer 1: Earth´s inner core and outer core are both made of an iron-nickel alloy. The state of matter (solid, liquid or gas) of a given material depends on its temperature and pressure. Most materials, including iron and nickel, change from liquid to solid at lower temperatures and/or higher pressures.

Above the inner core is the outer core, a shell of liquid iron. This layer is cooler but still very hot, perhaps 7,200 to 9,000 degrees Fahrenheit (4,000 to 5,000 degrees Celsius). It too is composed mostly of iron, plus substantial amounts of sulfur and nickel.

Don't be surprised if you get pinched. No surprise, it's an entirely American tradition that probably started in the early 1700s. St. Patrick's revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green).Mar 17, 2010

However, unlike many other U.S. cities, Seattle has many more "rain days", when a very light drizzle falls from the sky for many days. In an average year, at least 0.01 inches (0.25 mm) of precipitation falls on 150 days, more than nearly all U.S. cities east of the Rocky Mountains.

Snowfall is 3 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 100. On average, there are 144 sunny days per year in Portland, Oregon.

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Earth is our home planet. Scientists believe Earth and its moon formed around the same time as the rest of the solar system. They think that was about 4.5 billion years ago. Earth is the fifth-largest planet in the solar system.Oct 4, 2017

It takes 27 days, 7 hours, and 43 minutes for our Moon to complete one full orbit around Earth. This is called the sidereal month, and is measured by our Moon's position relative to distant “fixed” stars. However, it takes our Moon about 29.5 days to complete one cycle of phases (from new Moon to new Moon).

The number of teeth a shark grows and uses during its lifetime can be enormous – some sharks use up over 30,000 teeth in their lifetime! That's roughly 937 times the number of teeth the average human has!

On September 11, 2001, at 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Pregnant females polar bears (called sows) build snow dens. ... Male polar bears (called boars) are active all year.

The Second Sino-Japanese War was a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 9, 1945. It began with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in 1937 in which a dispute between Japanese and Chinese troops escalated into a battle.

During the formation of Earth, molten iron sank to its centre to make the core. This took with it the vast majority of the planet's precious metals -- such as gold and platinum. In fact, there are enough precious metals in the core to cover the entire surface of Earth with a four-metre thick layer.Sep 9, 2011

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