Education Category

Our education section is dedicated to all those smart people (and those who wish to be smart) in the world. We like to think of these articles as those topics and subjects we would have liked to learn more about in school and college ... but unfortunately, did not ... probably because we were too busy looking for the next party. Curious to learn more about people and the world we live in? Then, likely you will love this section. Enjoy.

Coyotes – Why Are They Becoming So Common?

Long considered an icon of the American Southwest, the coyote is now a wildlife resident of most rural towns and urban areas. Why has this particular animal been able to thrive at the same time human development threatens so many other native species? A look at the coyote's natural evolutionary advantages tells an interesting story of wildlife in modern society. Coyote Background Coyotes are part of the Canis designation of mammals, the same category as wolves, dogs … [Read more...]

Brief History of the Roman Colosseum

Nothing seems to symbolize ancient Rome like the Colosseum (also called the Coliseum). For nearly 2,000 years the Colosseum still captures the imagination and is still the subject of research. Construction of the Colosseum was begun by the Flavian emperor Vespasian in AD 72 and was opened to the Roman public by Vespasian’s son, Titus, in AD 80. When completed and opened to the public the Colosseum was an awe inspiring structure that is thought could hold … [Read more...]

The Leatherback Sea Turtles of Trinidad

In the early morning darkness, all along Trinidad's northeastern beaches, a mysterious ritual takes place every year. Here, giant leatherback turtles, some over six feet long and weighing half a ton, roll in on the ocean waves and start climbing the sloping shore. Anxious locals wait for them. Their dimmed headlights further illuminating the shimmering wetness of the turtles leathery skin. The turtles crawl slowly along the beach, pulling their huge bodies over the … [Read more...]

5 Amazing Sea Creatures

Oceans cover approximately 72 percent of the Earth's surface and the deepest point, at the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, is around seven miles. Only a tiny fraction of the Earth's oceans have been explored and, in fact, we know a great deal more about the surface of Mars than these regions of our own world. Oceanographers are constantly discovering new species of sea life, particularly far beneath the surface in the deepest, darkest depths of the oceans. Here are … [Read more...]

Long Riders of the Pony Express

They came from all over the frontier. Small men mostly, lean and hard muscled,smelling of sweat and wearing horse manure on their boots. They had names like "Bronco Charlie" Miller, "Sawed Off Jim" Cumbo, and "Deadwood Dick" Clarke. They wanted a job and it was fiercely competitive. Only 80 men would ride at any one time and there were hundreds of applicants. The successful candidates were required to take an oath. An odd oath really. It was … [Read more...]