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11.07.2010 | | Posted at 09:38 AM

Science with Alarming Flash

By David Luhrssen
Seasons one of a pair of History Channel series, �The Universe� and �How the Earth was Made,� have been released in a six-disc Blu-ray set, �Earth and Space.� Both programs gather astronomers and expert to talk about interesting subjects including planets, stars and extraterrestrial life, and embed the short interviews in flashy, attention deficit visuals. The problem with some episode...
11.03.2010 | | Posted at 11:42 AM
By David Luhrssen
The Earth is a geological jigsaw. The episode of the History Channel's �How the Earth was Made� on Loch Ness shows that red sandstone abutting one side of the deep Scottish lake is identical to the sandstone of the Catskills. The castles on the highland precipices and the brownstones of New York are made from the same material. Over billions of years the continents have broken apart and collid...
06.21.2010 | | Posted at 10:09 AM
By David Luhrssen
Vesuvius is sleeping but not dead. The world�s most infamous volcano, which turned Pompeii into a city of fossils in AD 79, remains active and more dangerous than ever. According to an episode of the History Channel series �How the Earth was Made,� recent findings show that the center of what is now Naples, long assumed to be out of the volcano�s reach, was struck by lava from a forgotten erup...