A team of scientists led by Jay Famiglietti of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California used data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites to develop the first-ever calculation of this kind -- the volum
Iceland is a place of surreal beauty.
The most important factor behind lake effect snow is the temperature of the water itself and the air above it. Thanks to water's high heat capacity, the Great Lakes absorb the heat of the summer and remain relatively warm as the seasons change and t
Last year at this time I was in Taiwan. Samantha and I went because her sister had been diagnosed with cancer, and we went and stayed for three months to help support in her recovery.
A British businessman is betting nearly $1.5 million (£900,000) that Scotland will vote "no" to independence on Thursday. He stands to collect a profit of about $316,000 (£193,333), if Scotland votes "no."
Christopher Columbus probably used the map above as he planned his first voyage across the Atlantic in 1492.
Nik Freeman has created an awesome map that shows the areas in the U.S. where absolutely no one lives.
“Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard, is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia. Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski
Flying over East Asia, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) took this night image of the Korean Peninsula.
It is now stable and vegetated. Great job, island!
The old maps no longer reflect the reality on the ground, and the region is now defined not by rivalry between nation-states, but by sectarian divisions that are spilling across the old borders and rendering them irrelevant.
, Sudan 2:00 PM The eastern Sahara Desert was once home to a 45,000 km2 freshwater lake similar in surface area to the largest in the world today. A large dried lake in the White Nile Valley floor [Credit: Barrows et al/ Geological Society of America
Somehow as November slipped by, I missed marking the 50th anniversary of the eruption at Surtsey off the coast of Iceland.
Maps revealing everything you need to know, from the longest straight line you can possibly sail, to where rubber ducks wash up if you dump them in the sea
the Pleistocene on a seamount off the north-eastern coast of Russia, confirming for the first time that within the past 800,000 years in the course of ice ages, ice sheets more than a kilometer thick also formed in the Arctic Ocean.
abkebab's Map of Europe 1000 AD to present with timeline
Uighur mud-walled towns have been replaced with tower blocks. Every urban centre has a Han zone on its edge, many of which are growing so fast they dominate the original. Han Chinese refuse to enter Ürümqi’s “Uighur Quarter” after dark. Here, at all
...and the first one to plant a flag WINS!
Pakistani officials are investigating a small island, about 60 feet high, 100 feet long and 250 feet wide, that has appeared off the coast of Pakistan following an earthquake which destroyed thousands of homes in Pakistan's remote Balochistan provinc
Scientists using technology for discovering oil have found a vast underground water reservoir in one of Kenya’s driest regions that could supply the country's needs for nearly 70 years, potentially turning arid zones into lush farmlands.
Just kidding, sidestream isn't a thing. But the first two will keep you plenty busy.
The age of discovery isn't over yet. A colossal canyon, the longest on Earth, has just been found under Greenland's ice sheet, scientists announced Thursday in the journal Science.
A new tool maps the thousands of connections among U.S. rivers.
An Austrian collector has found what may be the oldest globe, dated 1504, to depict the New World, engraved with immaculate detail on two conjoined halves of ostrich eggs.
This massive subsidence took place in 1159 BC and by its nature took the day and night that is reported in the cultural records. The west end of Cuba appears to have dropped a full mile. Lesser amounts are noted elsewhere. The Bahama Bank likely drop
The oceans are getting the red-carpet treatment with a new project from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: HabCam, an optical imaging endeavor that provides researchers with a one-of-a-kind glimpse of the seafloor.
Complex challenges confront this immense territory rich in natural assets, which include intact forests, vital habitat for wildlife and for birds that migrate as far as South America, deep stores of trapped carbon, and vast deposits of oil, oil sands
To understand today's global conflicts, forget economics and technology and take a hard look at a map
A sprawling archipelago of more than 14,000 islands, Indonesia is home to some of the most beautiful, exotic, and alluring places in the world.
The source of an enormous floating mass of pumice spotted this week in the South Pacific Ocean off of New Zealand has been discovered: NASA satellite images pinpointed an erupting undersea volcano called the Havre Seamount as the culprit.