Science Snippets

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Date published: August 3, 2016

The Case of the Naturalist’s Prank

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

Date published: August 1, 2016


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

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 27, 2016

Pokémon Go at the USGS National Center

USGS has evolved into a legendary Science-Type!

Date published: July 25, 2016


Although it sounds like a Batman punch, this EarthWord is closer to the Bat than you’d think...

Date published: July 19, 2016

Hazard a Guess? The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!

Over the last 30 years in the United States, how many people have died—on average—per year from floods?

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 18, 2016


“Whatcha gonna do when they come for you”-thinks this week’s EarthWord...

Date published: July 15, 2016

EarthView–Landsat, ASTER Work Together on Russian Wildfires

Satellites working together in this week’s EarthView to track a Russian Wildfire...

Date published: July 11, 2016


When you’re not dead yet, but aren’t feeling well either, there’s an EarthWord for that...