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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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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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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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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