The downpour took place last weekend in parts of the U.S. Upper Midwest – Wisconsin, Minnesota and especially northern Michigan. Satellite images show the effects on Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes of North America.
A rainforest canopy can reach 15 to 20 stories high. It’s an ecosystem unto itself. Now – to study drought effects – scientists have made the 1st 3D measurements of rainforest canopies in the Brazilian Amazon.
Kilauea volcano’s Fissure 8 has produced a large, channelized lava flow that’s acted like a river, eating through the landscape, finally producing clouds of steamy, hazardous “laze” as hot lava meets the cold ocean.
Scientists just learned that honeybees can understand the concept of zero. That puts bees in an elite club of clever animals – some birds, monkeys, humans – that can grasp the abstract notion of nothing.
If you’re an advocate for insects in human diets, go ahead. Munch on a grasshopper. The genes needed to digest bugs are still in our genome, inherited from the tiny, furry distant ancestors of all mammals, including humans.
B15 was the largest iceberg ever recorded to break away from Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf. That was in the year 2000. Now the iceberg is nearly gone. See its remant from space, and the track of its journey.