Hikers Film A Beautiful Spinning Ice Disk On A Frozen River

Hikers Film A Beautiful Spinning Ice Disk On A Frozen River

Mother Nature gave hikers an impromptu treat with a strange spinning ice circle out on an icy river. The strange phenomenon was seen earlier this week in Middle Fork Snoqualmie River near North Bend, Washington. Although it might look like the work of lost extraterrestrials, it’s actually a well documented natural phenomenon. They’re found on…

Hikers Film A Beautiful Spinning Ice Disk On A Frozen Lake

Hikers Film A Beautiful Spinning Ice Disk On A Frozen Lake

Mother Nature gave hikers an impromptu treat with a strange spinning ice circle out on an icy river. The strange phenomenon was seen earlier this week in Middle Fork Snoqualmie River near North Bend, Washington. Although it might look like the work of lost extraterrestrials, it’s actually a well documented natural phenomenon. They’re found on…

Beijing Creates Anti-Smog Police To Tackle Air Polluters

Beijing Creates Anti-Smog Police To Tackle Air Polluters

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Beijing has a bit of a smog problem. Videos of clouds of particulate matter-filled doom are constantly cropping up online. The most recent airpocalypse looked like a moving wall of dark magic encroaching on the metropolis, a witchcraft conjuring of respiratory ridiculousness. Beijing’s authorities already have a weird…

A Step-By-Step Guide To Death By Lava Flow

A Step-By-Step Guide To Death By Lava Flow

Oh, volcanoes, you deliciously deadly things. There are so many ways that these mountains of fire can kill you – pyroclastic flow, superfast mud flows, ash fallout, lava bombs, you name it. They’re creative, indiscriminate and not to be messed with. Speaking of which, have you ever wondered what it’s like to take a tumble…

Obama Declares The Clean Energy Revolution To Be "Irreversible" Despite Trump

Obama Declares The Clean Energy Revolution To Be "Irreversible" Despite Trump

Outgoing President Barack Obama has published an article in the academic journal Science, declaring that the renewable energy revolution in America will continue even under a Trump administration. Citing peer-reviewed data, he has concluded that market forces, global momentum, private sector switchovers, and a growing economy will prevent coal from ever making a comeback. “This…

2016’s Arctic Report Card: Temperatures Went Crazy

2016’s Arctic Report Card: Temperatures Went Crazy

The Arctic continues to impress us – for all the wrong reasons. Just before Christmas, another surge of winter warmth blanketed the region, an unwelcome end to an already crazy year.  A week before the holidays, Arctic temperatures rose 16.7 to 27.7°C (30 to 50°F) above average. The ice, in turn, melted to an all-time low…

We Now Know What Earth's Inner Core Is Made Of

We Now Know What Earth's Inner Core Is Made Of

Just recently, scientists discovered a continent-sized liquid metal “dragon” making its way around the Earth’s outer core. Now, it seems as if the inner core is taking center stage, as researchers have finally found out what it’s completely made of. Presenting their results at the recent annual gathering of the American Geophysical Union in San…