If you haven’t heard the news yet, the “New7Wonders of Nature” have been announced. First some background,.. then the new 7 Wonders,.. then 2 “Buts.” So, the New7Wonders of … [Read full article]
My August 2011 Science news roundup: An underground river flowing two miles beneath the Amazon River has been detected; ancient microbes may have been found in 3.46 billion year old Australian sandstone bed (also: a fossil of the earliest mammalian ancestor has been found in China) ; a dinosaur era mass extinction of marine life has been attributed to a massive methane gas release.
The Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite captured this 2006 image of barrier islands along the northeast coast of Brazil, halfway between the mouth of the Amazon River and the coastal city of São Luís.
A new and more comprehensive survey conducted by researchers from Duke University and Meredith College have increased the number of known barrier islands by 657, from 1,492 identified in a 2001 survey to 2,149, identified in the most recent study with the aid of publically available satellite imagery.
Much of our planet is not what it once used to be: mountains have risen and collapsed; continents broken apart and crashed into one another; and according to a report … [Read full article]
Scientists have for the first time measured the amount of water that pools in the Amazon River floodplain. A massive 285 billion metric tons, or 285 cubic kilometers of water … [Read full article]
10 beautiful and fun photos of the Amazon River. If you haven’t noticed, I love water. Every time I do a post for this 10 Friday Photos series, I seem … [Read full article]