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Today, we worry about global warming, but the winter of 1709 was so cold in Europe that bread froze overnight ... [Read more]

Researchers have outfitted songbirds with tiny geolocator backpacks that record the birds' migration patterns. The big surprise? the birds ... [Read more]

Siberia's Lake Baikal contains more water than all five US Great Lakes combined, about 20% of the world's total, unfrozen ... [Read more]

"Gobi Desert" means..."Desert Desert." When Swedish explorer Sven Hedin asked the native Mongols what they called the arid area around ... [Read more]

"It reminds me of striped candy I bought as a child," said a Norwegian sailor, looking at a blue, green, ... [Read more]

Reno, Nevada is further west (39°31N, 119°49W) than Los Angeles, California (34°03'N
118°15'W) .

Californians tend to ask, "Are you ... [Read more]

Mt. Everest isn't the tallest mountain in the world. Really. It's the highest. The world's tallest mountain is Mauna Kea. ... [Read more]

In the 19th century, Russian settlers along the coast north of San Francisco turned the Indian name of the chief ... [Read more]