Just before midnight on March 29, 1848, the mighty Niagara Falls did something it had never done in recorded history — it stopped flowing. The massive amount of water, around 212,000 cubic ...

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Is there a new danger in the sky? While bird strikes are a dangerous and regular threat to aircraft landing and departing a runway, there have been actual cases of ...

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The Area of Damage by the Lituya Bay Tsunami During the night of July 9, 1958, the largest recorded wave in history occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska. It reached an ...

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We all know that the ocean is salty, but have you ever wondered how much salt is in there? About 97 percent of all the water on Earth is found ...

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It’s a smell that anyone with a working olfactory system will immediately recognize, the scent of fresh rain. What happens after a new rainstorm to make the air smell so ...

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Putting certain pesky physics and geological principles aside, if you drilled a hole through the middle of the Earth from one side to the other and jumped in, how long ...

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Lake Baikal sits in southern Siberia and has the claim to fame of being not only the deepest lake in the world, but also being the oldest lake and the ...

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A study published in the journal Science in August 2017 determined that the elusive Greenland Shark is the world’s longest-living vertebrate at 272 years old. The sharks live in the ...

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A plant grows away from the ground up into the air, right? Of course it does, but how does a plant know to do this while it is a seed ...

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Geckos are known for their incredible ability to hang onto almost any surface. From glass to wet paint, these small lizards can keep themselves firmly in place, that is with ...

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There’s a little more behind the smell of freshly cut grass other than it being a pleasant aroma to most people. The smell is actually the plant giving out its ...

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