There are many endangered species in the world, some of which even fall into the category of critically endangered. The International Union for Conservation of Nature defines critically endangered species as having an “extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.” In other words, species deemed critically endangered are on the brink of extinction unless […]
Medical history is filled with stories of inspiration and wonder, but it also has a dark side. The medical field has come along way over the last hundred years or so, and the understanding of what causes various abnormalities has advanced. At the time, such conditions were a spectacle. The documentation of them is now […]
Planet Earth, our remarkable home, boasts countless places of breathtaking beauty and wonder. From the expanses of the Grand Canyon in the American west to the lofty reaches of Angel Falls in Venezuela to the Alpine vistas of mountains stretching across Europe, there is near endless beauty awaiting the eyes of the traveler. But guess […]
We all know about horrific, catastrophic natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions… the list keeps going on! However, some natural phenomena are still terrifying but we don’t discuss them regularly. These are the 15 totally terrifying natural phenomena that can happen all the time.
If you ever doubted that we live in exciting times, take a look at what’s occurring right now in the fields of biology, medical science, anthropology and more where scientific breakthroughs happen frequently. Some researchers are bringing us forward into the uncharted future. Some are helping to decode the ancient past. Others are helping to make […]
For all we know, right now a huge chunk of killer space rock could be hurtling toward Earth and will eventually end all life as we know it. A big enough collision might even send our world hurtling out of orbit and destroy the whole planet, and there are several near-earth objects that could ruin […]
Contrary to popular belief, the densest material on earth is not to be found between the ears of various 24-hour news channel pundits. (That is just called “stupidity.”) In fact, our planet is home to dense compounds and elements much denser than your average Beck or Blitzer! And the obvious materials that come to mind […]
Admittedly, we don’t think about sharks unless I’ve just watched a “Jaws” marathon or hear about a shark attack from the news. However, it’s important to be up on your shark knowledge, especially if you’re an avid swimmer. Contrary to their notorious reputations, not all sharks are dangerous. Although knowing this isn’t much of a […]