The Power of One | Rich Williamson from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo. Marcelo da Luz had a dream: to create and build a solar car that would set world distance records. Since then, Marcelo and the Power of One (Xof1) project team has been traveling around the world to promote its mission and commitment.
Armadillo girdled lizard The armadillo girdled lizard is a lizard endemic to desert areas of southern Africa. It is also known as the typical girdled lizard, armadillo lizard, golden armadillo lizard, and armadillo spiny-tailed lizard. When the armadillo girdled lizard gets frightened, it rolls up into a tight ball to scare away predators. Thorny dragon [...]
Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey along with a host of international collaborators, have been working to present the most detailed map yet of Antarctica’s landmass, the Bedmap2. In addition, the map allows scientists to analyze, in much greater detail, the bed below the Antarctic ice sheet.
Bedmap2 reveals a landscape of mountain ranges and plains cut by gorges and valleys much deeper than previously seen.
Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is “Big History”: an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.
Our planet is filled with many wonderful geographical and geological anomalies and mysteries. So many so, that we may never truly unlock all of the secrets that nature has tucked away. This is a list of 15 of the more unusual or outright bizarre facts relating to geography, geology, and the earth.
Platybelodon A genus of large herbivorous mammal related to the elephant. It lived during the Miocene Epoch, about 15-4 million years ago, and ranged over Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. Although it thrived during its time, it did not survive past the Miocene. Platybelodon was previously believed to have fed in the swampy areas of [...]
Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest has just announced the 50 finalists for this year’s competition. The contest received over 37,600 photo submissions from photographers in 112 countries around the world. The five contest categories this year include: The American Experience — Events, objects or activities connecting the American people to their history or their cultural heritage; photographs [...]
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Volcanoes have been around on earth since the very beginning of earth’s long, 4.5 billion year history. When it comes to extremes in nature, there’s not much else that compares to the violent eruption of the blood and guts of the earth that is a volcano. With enough destructive force to level mountains, or build new ones, volcanoes are the undisputedchampions of the extreme forces of nature.
We present you the six most incredible videos of volcanic eruptions:
“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.