A temperamental plant, the corpse flower usually does not bloom for the first time until the plant is anywhere between eight and twenty years old; after that, it continues to bloom infrequently.
The bottle was released into the sea in 1904 by a renowned researcher named George Parker Bidder. These bottles allowed Bidder to prove that currents in the North Sea flowed east to west – very valuable information for local fisherman.
The Sumatran rhino is one of Asia’s most unusual creatures. Dubbed the “hairy rhino”, due to the reddish-brown fur that covers its body, it is the smallest rhino species on Earth.
The resolution quality of today’s NASA weather models is ten times better than it was during Katrina’s era. Today’s models can depict weather patterns with a resolution of just under 4 miles; in 2005, most images had a resolution of about 30 miles.
According to the California Department of Health, a Georgia native is believed to have contracted the plague during a recent visit to Yosemite National Park.
According to lead researcher Dr. Stuart Licht, a full-scale version of this technology could cut the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide to pre-industrial levels within 10 years.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shared a 10-second time-lapsed video, showing ephemeral, swirling violet and green light in the atmosphere at sunrise; the video has gone viral.
NASA engineers are developing a new “gecko-gripper” technology that would allow robots on the International Space Station to cling to walls with ease, just like tiny lizards.
NASA will use data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to select sites for the first human exploration of Mars’ surface, set to begin in the 2030’s.
Rapid global warming caused the last mass extinction event about 200 million years, paving the way for the rise of dinosaurs in the Jurassic Period.