Science Snippets

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

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Date published: August 22, 2016


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

Date published: August 19, 2016

Backwater Flooding in Baton Rouge

Wonder what Backwater Flooding is? We've got your answer here...

Date published: August 19, 2016

Science Continues during Flood Recovery

All affected USGS scientists are alive and well, and our flood work continues...

Date published: August 18, 2016

Story Map - Topographic Maps for the Nation

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

Date published: August 15, 2016


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

Date published: August 9, 2016

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

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

Date published: August 8, 2016


This EarthWord is clear as mud...

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