Category: Geography

Geography

Scientists Have Found a Quadrillion Tonnes of Diamonds Lurking Deep Beneath Earth’s Surface

Scientists uncovered a cache of diamonds distributed deep below the Earth’s surface, and it amounts to over a quadrillion tons of the precious mineral. The diamonds are in underground rock formations called cratons, which are shaped like inverted mountains, lie at the center of the planet’s tectonic plates, and can stretch up to 200 miles into the Earth.

Why The New York Is Known As ‘Big Apple’?

ew York City has become synonymous with the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, New York-style pizza, awesome bagels, and it also has been known to many names—“The Great American Melting Pot,” “Gotham,” “The City that Never Sleeps”—but its most famous nickname is “The Big Apple.” So just where did this sobriquet originate?