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The Deepest Places on Earth — Infographic

The Deepest Places on Earth

Most of the time we humans are thinking about going higher, and building bigger.  However, there is much that lies below our feet.  Today’s infographic shows some of the deepest places we know exist, or have explored, and even built to in the earth.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Infographics

 

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History of Planet Earth — Infographic

History of Planet Earth from the Big Bang to Modern Humans

Spanning about 4.5 billion years, planet Earth has had quite the interesting, and often tumultuous, past.  From the first specks of dust in the solar nebula after the formation of the sun, through it’s lava and liquid rock stage and through a few ice ages, today’s infographic gives you the story of our planet’s geological and meteorological history all in one place.  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 6, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 6/5/13 (Krakatoa)

Daily Photo — “Krakatoa”

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Posted by on June 5, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Fifty Facts About the Earth – Infographic

Fifty Unbelievable Facts About the Earth

On April 22, we will observe the 43rd Annual Earth Day.  In recognition of that, the folks at Giraffe Childcare have shared a fascinating infographic with 50 interesting and amazing facts about our planet.  Travel from space to the ground to learn about some of the wonders of our amazing home.

50 Unbelievable Facts About Earth

50 Unbelievable Facts About Earth [Infographic] by the team at Giraffe Childcare

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day – 4/9/13 (Whose Air Do We Share?)

Daily Video — “Whose Air Do We Share?

Today’s video from PBS tries to answer the question of whether or not we share the same air that has been in the atmosphere since we got our atmosphere.  This question is usually raised in the context of pollution and climate change, but a slightly different take on the question mixed with a little science and a little math shows that we share the air in more then one way.

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Posted by on April 9, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Photo of the Day – 4/8/13 (Basaltic prisms, Santa Maria Regla, Mexico)

Daily Photo — “Basaltic prisms, Santa Maria Regla, Mexico”

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“The natural phenomenon of columnar basalt is a volcanic byproduct — the (mostly) hexagonal columns form naturally as thick lava rapidly cools, contracting and creating cracks in the surface of the new rock. The site pictured above is near the Santa Maria Regla Hacienda, north of Mexico City in the state of Hidalgo.”

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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Video of the Day – 4/5/13 (Can We Predict Earthquakes?)

Daily Video — “Can We Predict Earthquakes?

Today’s video attempts to answer the question as to whether or not earthquakes are predictable   Explained are some methods used to attempt to predict earthquakes and why these are generally unreliable and why it is nearly impossible for science to currently make accurate predictions for where earthquakes may strike.

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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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