According to NASA’s ground and satellite observations, the atmosphere over the Amazon Rainforest has become significantly drier over the past 20 years. What consequences might this process have on our planet?
This month, we’re going down into the deep! Not for adventure’s sake, but in pursuit of knowledge. Caves aren’t always so dark and damp — they might surprise you.
Did you know that waterfalls themselves, and not just the water in them, are constantly moving? The water rushes forward and falls, but the waterfall itself is slowly sliding back. This paradox can easily be explained by the laws of nature.
Most of the people on Earth currently live in cities, but many of them don’t realize that the urban climate they experience is different than outside the city. Why does this happen, and what consequences can it have for city populations?
Dreamers’ visions of a forgotten world may become a reality. Only, this world is not lost in the vast expanses of South America but on the coldest continent: Antarctica. Deep beneath the ice, a giant lake is hidden, which was isolated from the outside world for millions of years. What awaits us at its bottom?
You’re probably familiar with at least one geological period. Who hasn’t heard of the film Jurassic Park? The entire history of the Earth over the past 540 million years is divided into periods, which are in turn divided into epochs and centuries. But how do geologists know when a particular stage started and ended?