For the first time, scientists drilled a depth of 7,060 feet (2,2532 meters) using a hot-water drill (a large tool that melts the ice), through the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to its base. Actually, scientists weren’t trying to break the world record when they drilled. But they are […]
The Ice in the Arctic region on the northern hemisphere during the past years is expanding swiftly. The extension of the ice values is calculated from the ice type data. The total area of sea ice is the sum of First Year Ice (FYI), Multi-Year Ice (MYI) and […]
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.
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?
The Effects Of An earthquake.
A cyclone is a huge storm that originates at sea, characterized by a low-pressure center that can be vast in size and strong wind spiraling inward and upward.