Science Snippets

Want some fun facts and interesting snippets of science? Then you came to the right place.

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Photograph of the United States at Night
September 12, 2016

New strides have been made toward quantifying how geomagnetic storms can interfere with the nation’s electric-power grid systems.  

A multicolored lidar image of the Great Sand Dunes
September 5, 2016

It’s not a radar for liars, it’s this week’s Earthword...

A gas plume arising from Augustine Volcano during it's eruptive phase 2005-06.
August 30, 2016

How much of the Nation is susceptible to sinkholes (i.e., underlain by rock that dissolves easily)?

Image shows the Colorado River cutting through the Grand Canyon
August 29, 2016

It’s not just teens that like to rebel; sometimes it’s rock layers like this EarthWord!

Image shows a satellite image of California with a wildfire shown in red
August 26, 2016

Landsat 8 shows the progression of one of the biggest wildfire in California yet this year...

Image shows gray ash covering cars and a house
August 22, 2016

Look! In the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane! Wait, run, it’s this week’s EarthWord!

Screen shot of US Topo Story Map
August 18, 2016

The USGS National Geospatial Program has released an interactive Story Map giving viewers an overview of the US Topo map program

Image shows a man suspended over a brown river with red cliffs in the background
August 15, 2016

Feeling salty over our bad jokes? Then this EarthWord’s for you!