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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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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L. Shyamal/Wikimedia A very large bee in the Himalayas makes honey unlike any other bee in the world. The honey it produces is a hallucinogen. But the fun doesn’t stop ...

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There happens to be a fish that lives in one of the hottest, most inhospitable environments in the world. What is even more amazing is that this particular fish only ...

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Sand dunes are usually associated with the desert, but there is one place far from the heat that has them, and of all places they’re in Alaska. These sand dunes ...

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The Coco de mer palm, native to the Seychelles off the coast of Africa, have the largest seed in the plant kingdom. A single one of its seeds can weigh ...

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The opossum often gets maligned as being nothing but common vermin that resembles a large rat. While the image of the opossum doesn’t help its cause, it is a quite ...

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