Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990's moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy's personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

Why the World Didn’t End

Apocalypse

For a while now there have been rumors of the approaching end of the world and all fingers have pointed to the Mayan calendar as a predictor. Well, the date has arrived and, in case you haven’t noticed, the world has not ended. Below we will take a look at why the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012, and what the end of a cycle really means on the Mayan calendar…

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Jurassic Period Animals: More than Just Dinos

Dino

As the Jurassic period dawned and Earth waved goodbye to the Triassic period and many of the dinosaurs which thrived during that time, it also ushered in a new time of animal life. A variety of events which occurred at the end of the Triassic period and during the Jurassic period gave rise to many more species of animals as well as much more diversity within the species. As the temperature rose and humidity increased the vegetation became much denser and much more able to sustain much more animal life. The Jurassic period became a time of population explosion and while the animals that roamed the Earth are perhaps a little less recognized than the monsters of the Cretaceous period, they were still animals the likes of which the Earth had never seen before….

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Will The World End in 2012?

World with 2012

In recent years the 2012 end of the world predictions have become serious business, in fact a number of cults are preparing for the arrival of doomsday in a little over a year. It isn’t only cults who are subscribing to these “end of the world predictions” however, many average people are fueling the hysteria that is beginning to build as the year 2012 gets closer. How much truth is behind these theories though? Where exactly are these theories coming from? In this article we will cover the hysteria that is the end of the world prediction for 2012 and compare it with previous end of the world predictions that have come and gone….

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Secrets to the Hope Diamond Curse

Diamonds falling

Formed in the depths of the Earth more than 1.1 billion years ago, the Hope Diamond is a 45.52 carat diamond that has made history for many reasons. One of those reasons is the curse that is rumored to have attached itself to this $250 million gem. We will take a detailed look at the history of the Hope Diamond and just why it is believed to be cursed…

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Alien Hunters: Searching for Extraterrestrial Life

Alien

For hundreds of years as a race we humans have focused on the search for life on other planets. In more recent times however, the money needed to fund these research projects has begun to run dry but there is hope for the future of alien hunting. Professional hunters of artificial intelligence are facing many struggles in this day and age…

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Are There More People Dead or Alive?

Group of diverse people

The sheer number of people living on the planet is a number so large that it is unimaginable for most of us. Few people realize however, that those who came before us numbered many more. We will take a look at just how the number of dead is calculated and what this calculation means for us…

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How to Disappear with an Invisibility Cloak

Invisible woman

The idea of being able to render something invisible by cloaking it was once a concept only seen in science fiction films. A recent breakthrough discussed in the New Journal of Physics however, has discovered a way to cloak materials by channeling light around them. In this article we will take a look at this research and discuss how it differs from previous cloaking experiments…

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Area 51 Facts and Conspiracy Theories

Area 51 sign

When it comes to mysterious locations around the world, there is one location that draws quite a lot of attention, particularly by those who believe in extraterrestrial life forms. Area 51 is located 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada and each year crowds of people flock to the area to see what they can see in the sparse Nevada desert. While the actual area of Area 51 lies in a restricted location, visitors to the area often find themselves dropping in to the local diner and gathering spot for lovers of all things extraterrestrial – the Little A’Le’Inn. Inside the Inn alien lovers gather to share their encounters of a close kind and tell of just how close they got to Area 51 before they were caught by the patrolling security guards that monitor the perimeter to ensure that there is no breach of security. Why is security such a big deal in Area 51? The answer to that depends upon who you ask…

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