Found 50 Questions for Nature

What is Greenhouse Effect?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The greenhouse effect can be understood as the process of heat retention in the earth’s atmosphere, caused by greenhouse gases more than the required level. This effect is causing greater damage to the earth’s atmosphere and hence affecting the lives on earth. The greenhouse gases when produced more than the required level, cause the greenhouse effect.What Is Actually Going On?When the solar energy reaches the earth’s atmosphere, some of this is reflected back to space while some of it is absorbed by the Earth’s surface. This part of the heat energy that is absorbed by land, water bodies etc. on ... Read More

What is rain shadow and what causes its formation?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
As a Shadow is always present on the opposite side, a rain shadow is also present on the opposite side of the rain. A rain shadow region is the leeward side which is opposite to the windward side.What Happens?The wind over a water body like sea or river is usually cooler than the wind on the land. The cooler wind is denser containing a good amount of water molecules and hence is present at a lower level, while the warmer wind is lighter and raises up. The wind over the water bodies sometimes travels over the land carrying water molecules ... Read More

What is the difference between humans and other species on earth?

Pinki Rao
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Animals are free from the cages and fitters of religion, caste, color, gender, etc. While we humans are still exchanging blows over such trivial matters.They are animals but have more empathy than us.On the contrary, we humans have become worse than animals.They kill to feed their families while we kill our fellow beings out of envy, greed, or sometimes without any reason.On one way, we have become demi-gods and to achieve it we are no more, what GOD created us as. While animals have brilliantly kept their innate characteristics unimpaired.Many ‘intellectuals’ claims that we humans are superior because we have ... Read More

What are scavengers?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Scavengers are also known as decomposers. They feed on the dead bodies and thus those who are dependent on decaying smelly matter. Some of the popular examples of decomposers are vultures, crows, hyenas, etc. It is a common myth that these scavengers are only carnivorous. They are even herbivores.Scavengers As Animal or BirdScavengers of dead plant material include termites that build nests in grasslands and then collect dead plant material for consumption within their accommodation i.e. the nest.Coprovores: Animals which consume feces, such as dung beetles are known as Coprovores.Detritivores: Animals that collect small particles of a dead animal or a ... Read More

What is cat island in japan? Do people live there?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
A place called Tashirojima which is popularly known as Cat Island has the highest number of the stray cat population. This island is in Ishinomaki, Miyagi of Japan. This place which lies in the Pacific Ocean off the Oshika Peninsula is inhabited by a group of 100 people. There used to be nearly 1000 people on this island during the 1950s, whereas it got decreased now.BeliefsIt is believed that people get wealth and good fortune if they feed the cats here. Actually, in Japanese culture, the cat is considered a good luck charm which would bring money and good fortune ... Read More

What is the difference between an island and the continent?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Though Australia gives you a feel that continent and Island could be the same, there are not. An Island is a continental-land that is surrounded by water on all its sides. There are different names depending upon the size of this land and the water body surrounds it. A continent is a large land mass that has specified geographical boundaries and separated by oceans.IslandAn Island is a large piece of sub-continental land which is surrounded by water on all sides. Very small islands formed on emerged lands or atolls are called Islets or Skerries. An island formed in a river ... Read More

What causes the sailing stones to move?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The moving or Sailing stones are found in the Racetrack Playa, which is a dried lake bed, located in the Death Valley National Park of California where the Sailing stones move in a random fashion. Even the heaviest stones which weigh nearly 318 kilograms are moved.The rock trails were as long as 250 meters, while some trails are straight lines and some of them even have sudden bends and curves which baffled the researchers. There are no logical explanations for believing the reason such as wind or dust devils.A NASA scientist named Ralph Lorenz who is already investigating on weather ... Read More

Why the desert plants have thorns?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The spiky shrubs such as Cactus are good to look at, but feels hard to maintain as the thought of sharp pain that those thorns can cause will not let most of you say we would love to have one. Desert plants like Cactus, Agave or Mesquite have to survive in deserts where the water is scarce. These desert plants have to fight many odd circumstances to survive.Other plants lose moisture through their pores which they have on their leaves and stem. So, these desert plants need to avoid those pores so as to lock the minimum levels of moisture ... Read More

Can the mirage be photographed?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Just see this.This one too!Scroll down a little...please!!One more!!The last one..!!Hope you got your answer!!Yes! A Mirage can be photographed.Mirage is nothing but an optical illusion that occurs due to the refraction and total internal reflection of light. Mirages could be seen where the land is heated up and the air is cooler, which happens mostly during the summer afternoons. These effects could be found on desert lands, highway roads or open lands.

Why are desert areas sparsely populated?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
What could be the needs of a human being to live in an area? The very basic needs like food and water are the essentials. Then comes the convenience of living by making a shelter. But the climatic conditions of a desert area such that these minimum needs are difficult to reach and get populated.Some of the factors which satisfy the fact behind the sparse population in a desert:No water is available and hence people could get dehydrated.the land is not fertile to grow crops, which means no agriculture and no food.The hot desert climate makes you catch heat strokes.Desert ... Read More
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