Science Snippets

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

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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!

A gas plume arising from Augustine Volcano during it's eruptive phase 2005-06.
August 9, 2016

During what months is hurricane season typically recognized along the Atlantic Coast?

Image shows a USGS scientist standing in brown water with red and brown cliffs in the background
August 8, 2016

This EarthWord is clear as mud...

Image shows a pencil sketch of a big-eared mouse
August 3, 2016

Featuring fake fishes, made-up mammals, and taxonomic tomfoolery

Image shows the brown tributary entering the blue Chattahoochee River from below
August 1, 2016

This EarthWord sounds like some flu meds, but it’s closer to runny rivers than runny noses...