Earth is much more rivery than we’ve suspected, satellite data reveals

Earth’s rivers cover an area roughly the size of Texas, the team reports.

Watch the (2nd) biggest book in the world get digitized, all thanks to the British Library

It’s not the size of the book that matters, it’s how you digitize it.

What’s the tallest mountain in the world? Hint: it’s not Mt. Everest

Earth is not a perfect sphere, so the answer to what’s the tallest mountain in the world will surprise you.

The dead center of North America is serendipitously located in a small town called Center, North Dakota

This was actually very challenging to pinpoint.

Spatial genetic method can pinpoint an individual’s geographic origin

Genetic diversity is what keeps species evolving, helps them tackle diseases and is a prime pre-requisite for natural selection. Understanding genetic diversity is imperitive for scientists in the field, whether it’s about identifying associations between genetic variants and diseases or highlighting interesting aspects of human population history. One of these aspects is geographical location. Remarkably, an international team of scientists comprised of

Subglacial lake surface reached after drilling through 4km of Antarctic ice – ‘alien life’ expected

It took 30 years, an enormous amount of effort and patience, and drilling through 3,768 meters of thick ice for scientists to finally reach the surface of the Vostok, a unique subglacial lake. Just as large as the great Ontario lake, the Vostok is thought to be 20 million years old, and due to the fact that it’s been completely

2009 geographic study predicted Bin Laden’s whereabouts

Prediction made by UCLA geographers Thomas Gillespie, John Agnew, and a whole class of undergrads regarding where Osama Bin Laden might be hiding turned out to be surprisingly accurate, surprising scientists and authorities alike. They created a probabilistic model which concluded that there is a 88.9% chance that he is hiding in a city less than 300 km from his

The biggest tsunami ever recorded was taller than 500 meters

On the night of July 9, 1958, an earthquake struck Fairweather Fault in the Alaska Panhandle. The result was that about 30.6 million cubic meters of rock were loosened, being thrown from a height of 914 meters down onto the water mass. Here’s a picture so that you can get a perspective on what that means: The impact generated a

Saturn’s moon full of geysers

There are many things we have yet to find out about Saturn, but the Cassini probe has definitely shed some light on the planet, and will surely do the same in the following years. The most recent flyby showed a significant number of geysers just waiting to pop out from under the surface – even more than previously believed. The

Cano Cristales – the world’s most colourful river

Caño Cristales is a river located in Northern Columbia, with a length of almost 100 km and a width of under 20 meters. If you look at it, you’d be tempted to think this is some sort of illusion or photographic trick, but you’d be wrong. It’s quite remote, and you can get there only by foot, horses and donkeys,