The How and Why of Volcanoes

Of all the natural disasters in the world, volcanoes are the ones that hold the most fascination for children and young teens. In fact, the most popular project made by kids in middle school is that of a sizzling, burning and overflowing volcano, using various chemicals and concoctions. But do you know how a volcano is formed?

How Did Dinosaurs Become Extinct

Around 66 million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth. They were the most dominant of land animals and the most ferocious too. Until that time, they had lived on earth for 165 million years! Compare that with the rise of the homo sapiens- we have been on earth for only about 2 million years- and 165 million years seems such a long, long time. Which brings us to the question- why did a species that dominated earth so absolutely and for so long become extinct all of a sudden?