Tropical Cyclone Olivia hit Barrow Island, Australia, with a record-breaking gust of 353 mph, surpassing the previous wind speed record in New Hampshire, 1934.
"Hawaii: Top spot to see rainbows with mountains, rains, pollen, waves—perfect conditions for abundant, stunning rainbows!"
Climate change impacts: Clemson Univ. study (2020) reveals increased UV radiation due to ozone depletion alters flower pigmentation, affecting pollen quality and bee pollinators.
Male Fin whales sing loud songs to attract females. Their songs can be heard up to 1000 km away and help map the ocean floor. Nature-friendly alternative to air guns for research.
Greenland: a relic of Pleistocene glaciation; under ice sheet, preserved biomolecules & fossils hint at past greenery; current ice reformed.
Deep-sea volcanoes harbor mysterious organisms, hinting at the origins of life and raising questions about future terrestrial life forms.
Recent studies challenge the belief that Mount Everest has reached maturity, as GPS measurements show it has grown to 29,031.69 feet above sea level due to tectonic movements.
Dentistry, dating back 9000 years, is among the oldest professions. A 14,000-year-old skull studied by the University of Bologna reveals early dental treatments.
Dragon's Breathe Chilli Pepper: weapon-grade, deadly hot. Causes anaphylactic shock, burns airways. Developed by Mike Smith and Nottingham University for medical use.
Increased twinning rates: 1915-1980: 1 in 50 babies were twins. Now: 1 in 30 babies are twins. Older women and IVF contribute to the rise.