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Lightning strikes the Earth over 25 million times each year.
Lightning, a rapid discharge of electrical energy in the atmosphere, is among the most impressive weather phenomena on the planet. It’s also quite dangerous.
The winds within a thunderstorm or similar column of rapidly rising air causes particles of ice to crash into each other. During the crashes, smaller particles lose electrons while larger ones gain electrons, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
As the cloud bottoms become charged negatively, […]
Following his popular Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate book, author Jack Ewing delves into a tumultuous yet fascinating history of the south-central Pacific coast of Costa Rica in his second book, Where Tapirs and Jaguars Once Roamed.
“History is lost if it’s not written down,” says Ewing. “Over the past decades, I have come to love both this land and the people who inhabit it and felt their history needed to be told. I wrote Tapirs and Jaguars so that others […]
Whenever I speak to gatherings of people intending to buy a log home, I pose the question: What do you need most to make it happen? They’re unanimous in their answer: money. I acknowledge that money is essential, but I tell them two other things matter more. They’re stumped, but a few take a stab. Land? A floor plan? A builder? Again, you need them all, but two things you need most to succeed in turning your dream into reality […]