Startling infographic about the cruel practice of shark finning, and a word about overfishing from an expert.
Contrary to myth, these clouds don’t continue extending downward to form tornados. But it’s true they can appear around, before or after a storm.
India got a geologic boost that accelerated its drift toward Eurasia 80 million years ago, researchers suggest. The speed of the resulting impact created the Himalayas.
From California’s Death Valley to China’s Flaming Mountains of Xinjiang … the world’s hottest places. And coldest places! New infographic by GB Energy Supply.
A new tool tracks the locations of whales along the U.S. west coast, in order to decrease the chances of whales colliding with ships or getting tangled in fishing gear.
Nepal sits on the boundary of the two massive tectonic plates that collided to build the Himalayas. Their ongoing convergence also means earthquakes.
Today’s earthquake comes less than two weeks after a 7.9-magnitude quake left more than 8,000 dead and 18,000 injured there.
… she’s going to want to take a picture. An octopus at a New Zealand aquarium trains a camera on visiting tourists.
Earth’s water likely came from asteroids and/or comets. New research suggests that small bodies in distant solar systems carry water to their planets, too.
Red rainbows happen when the sun is on the horizon. They’re created in much the same process that causes a sunset or sunrise to look red.