Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ice Ages

The first life on Earth was in the form of bacterial algae, which are photosynthetic organisms. If it were not for them we would never have had oxygen, and without oxygen we would never have had fire. Life has been … Continue reading

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Iapetus Ocean

Drilling to the deepest parts of the Earth as possible has led scientists to infer the Earth is about 4.6 billion years old. A period of geological time known as the Archean ( 3.5-3.4 billion years ago) has been studied … Continue reading

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Blipping in the Scottish Borders

BLIPPING IN THE UK I live in the Scottish Borders. I love this place, contrasting as it does to all the English city life I have endured during 60 years of my life. The ‘banks and braes’ help me to … Continue reading

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