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'Lost Continent' Discovered Under Mauritius In The Indian Ocean

By Kim Bussing on February 15, 2017
'Lost Continent' Discovered Under Mauritius In The Indian Ocean

Move over, Atlantis! A real lost continent has been discovered by a team of geologists led by Lewis D. Ashwal from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. The scientists, who have named it Mauritia, believe that the landmass was once part of Gondwana, the supercontinent that included most of the landmasses in the modern-day Southern Hemisphere, and the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent that are now part of the Northern Hemisphere.

Two-Billion-Year-Old Water Could Provide Clues To "Alien" Life On Earth And Mars

By Kim Bussing on January 29, 2017
Two-Billion-Year-Old Water Could Provide Clues To "Alien" Life On Earth And Mars

When geologists from the University of Toronto discovered water dating back 1.5 billion years at the Kidd Mine in Ontario, Canada, in 2013, they thought they had hit the jackpot. However, digging further inside the world’s deepest base metal mine led to an even bigger discovery — water that has been locked in the earth’s crust for at least 2 billion years!

Furniture Of The Future May Be Grown From Mushrooms

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on December 17, 2016
Furniture Of The Future May Be Grown From Mushrooms

New York-based Ecovative has been creating environmentally friendly packaging made from mushrooms and agricultural waste since 2009. Now, the company wants to bring their innovative material into homes and offices with a new line of compostable furnishings that are grown using just three ingredients: mycelium (the vegetative part of mushrooms), hemp, and salt.

The Deadly 'Jacuzzi Of Despair' That Lies Deep Below The Gulf Of Mexico

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on December 14, 2016
The Deadly 'Jacuzzi Of Despair' That Lies Deep Below The Gulf Of Mexico

Deep below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico lies a salt lake so deadly that researchers are calling it the ‘Jacuzzi of Despair.’ Measuring 100 ft in circumference and 12 ft deep, the brine pool gets its well-deserved reputation due to its warm temperature and high methane and salt content — a fatal combination for many unfortunate sea creatures that wander in.

Video Of The Week - Hawaii's Big Island A Winter Wonderland?

By Meera Dolasia on December 12, 2016
Video Of The Week - Hawaii's Big Island A Winter Wonderland?

Hawaii’s Big Island is known for many things — its rich culture, active volcanoes, black sand beaches, green rainforests, and of course year-round warm, humid, weather. This year, the sunny paradise can add snow to this impressive list. Since early December, almost three feet of snow has blanketed the over 13,000-feet high volcano peaks of the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, and more is expected.

November's Supermoon Will Be The Largest Since 1948

By Kim Bussing on November 10, 2016
November's Supermoon Will Be The Largest Since 1948

While full moons are always a delight to watch, the one scheduled to make an appearance on November 14 will be even more so. That’s because it is no ordinary full moon, but the brightest and biggest “supermoon” since 1948. The next time you will encounter this glorious a sight, will be on November 25, 2034.

Video Of The Week - Giant Snowballs Delight Locals In Siberia

By Meera Dolasia on November 7, 2016
Video Of The Week - Giant Snowballs Delight Locals In Siberia

Imagine going to the beach and finding thousands of perfectly shaped snowballs scattered around. That is exactly what the lucky residents of Nyda in Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula have encountered since late October.

Daylight Saving Time End Will Add An Extra Hour To Your Weekend

By Meera Dolasia on November 2, 2016
Daylight Saving Time End Will Add An Extra Hour To Your Weekend

With Halloween falling on a Monday this year, chances are you are feeling a little sleep-deprived. Here is some good news at least for those that live in North America. This weekend marks the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST), which means that on Sunday, November 6, you can enjoy an extra hour of sleep (or play) by simply turning back the clocks.

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