NATURE

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The Grand Canyon from Space Station

Grand Canyon from Space

The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station, as well as one of the best-known tourist attractions in the world.

By |April 16, 2014|Natural phenomena|

The World’s Garbage Patches Increasing… With No End in Sight

Garbage Patches

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch starts a few hundred miles off the coast of North America and ends a few hundred miles off the coast of Japan.

By |April 16, 2014|Aquatic|

Pets are treated as People and it affects Laws

Pets are treated as People

According to David Grimm findings in new book Citizen Canine, cats and dogs are treated more like humans than ever before and as a result they are given greater social and legal status.

By |April 11, 2014|Animals|

Frozen Fjord in East Greenland

Frozen Fjord

This view of the frozen fjord downstream of Violingletscher (Violin Glacier) in Østgrønland (East Greenland) was seen during a NASA’s Operation IceBridge survey flight on April 5, 2014.    Image © NASA/Michael Studinger

By |April 10, 2014|Natural phenomena|

NASA’s Earth Photo of the Year

Canary Islands from space

The winning image of the NASA’s Earth Photo of the Year, is the Canary Islands was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite last June.

Acoustic Shield May Protect Cities from Earthquake Damage

1755 Lisbon earthquake

French scientists are testing ways to use refraction (i.e. changing the direction of vibrations) in order to shield large cities from earthquakes.   Image © wikimedia

Amazing Aurora at Mount Kirkjufell

Aurora

An amazing Aurora and starry skies at Mount Kirkjufell, Iceland on April 2, 2014.  Image © Nanut Bovorn

By |April 7, 2014|Natural phenomena|

Hell’s Door

Door to Hell

This natural gas field called the Door to Hell, located near the village of Derweze, in Turkmenistan.

By |April 5, 2014|Natural phenomena|

Why Zebras Have Stripes

Zebras

The reason that zebras have stripes has been a mystery for some time.  Is it for camouflage?  To keep cool?  To attract mates?  To make them look thin?  Actually, it’s none of the above.    Image © wikimedia

By |April 4, 2014|Animals|

Beco plays Water Polo

Beco young elephant

The adorable young elephant Beco, to celebrate turning 5-years-old, he shows off his water polo skills, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. What happens when Beco plays ball?   Watch the video to find out!

By |April 3, 2014|Animals|
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