7 Different Types of Magma

different magma types

Everyone remembers the popular science experiment with vinegar and baking soda. In fact, for most of us, it was presented as an artificial volcano. Volcanoes are vents that lead beneath the crust of the planet, allowing pressure and molten rock to escape onto the surface in the form of lava. Something you might not have … Read more

11 Different Types of Geodes

types of geodes

With a name that literally means “earthlike”, geodes are a thing of both beauty and wonder. Some believe they have magical properties while others merely love gazing at these marvels of Mother Nature. But geodes are far more complex than you might first think. In fact, there are three ways geodes can form, as well … Read more

13 Different Types of Terrain

types of terrain

The world is a big place, and a lot more varied than we sometimes give it credit for. There are rivers in the oceans and seas without any water. As the fractured crust moves along on its tectonic plates, the terrain changes and landmasses are formed or disappear. The term “terrain” can apply to both … Read more

13 Different Types of Crabs

Japanese spider crab

Shellfish are some of the most fascinating and varied sea creatures out there, although few people think of them outside of a food source. But crabs, much like their cousins the lobsters, are surprisingly diverse. Don’t believe us? Here are 13 different types of crab (out of more than 4,500 species) to prove our point. … Read more

17 Different Types of Ivy

types of ivy

When it comes to attractive (or annoying) climbing vines, you’ve probably been itching to learn about ivy, a popular choice for adding greenery to walls, fences, and other structures (whether you want it to or not). But there’s actually a lot more to ivy than meets the eye. For example, did you know that all … Read more

23 Different Types of Cactus

types of cactus

Cacti are a type of succulent plant, meaning they store water in their leaves or stems. They’re best known for being prickly, fast, and having a 1,000 needles attack if they get mad at you. But more importantly, they make for some great, sun-loving (usually) houseplants and are incredibly easy to care for. Not to … Read more

11 Different Types of Lobster

types of lobster

Chances are, if someone mentions lobsters, you’ll either picture British soldiers or get hungry. But there’s a lot more to lobsters than meets the eye. These unusual arthropods are technically immortal, only dying from disease or a fractured exoskeleton. As such, that meal you’re thinking about may be older than you! But something else you … Read more

28 Different Types of Ferns

types of ferns

Ferns are an attractive plant that loves shade and is very popular in both gardens and homes. However, there are quite a few varieties out there. The following are some of the species that our part of our ecosystems and many that you’ll run into when shopping for plants to add to your own collection. … Read more

7 Different Types of Ecology

types of ecology

One of the most important yet underappreciated branches of life science, ecology has seven levels of complexity, beginning with microbial organisms and stretching up to entire planet ecologies. The results of ecological research crop up in almost every scientific field that deals with life, from microbiology to terraforming other planets. Getting to know these seven … Read more

5 Different Types of Floods

types of flood

Flooding isn’t just an occasional threat; for some parts of the world, it’s a way of life. There are quite a few different kinds of flood, but they can be categorized into five basic types. Knowing the difference between the different types of floods means you’ll know the cause and severity automatically. Types of Floods … Read more