Science Snippets

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

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Image shows scour damage beneath a bridge
June 11, 2016

We’ve scoured the Earth to bring you this week’s EarthWord...

A gas plume arising from Augustine Volcano during it's eruptive phase 2005-06.
June 7, 2016

How many Americans live and work in areas exposed to potentially damaging earthquakes?

Image shows a female mule deer grazing in a grassy field near trees
June 1, 2016

Featuring misplaced deer, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and a dishonest fur trader

Image shows a female mule deer grazing in a grassy field near trees
May 30, 2016

What's your type? Locality, that is...

Updated 2016 version of the Louisville West quadrangle with the orthoimage layer turned on. The legendary Churchill Downs Race T
May 25, 2016

Updated US Topo maps for Kentucky available for free download; add Census Bureau road data, wetlands layer and select trails.

VGI, Navigator, Washington DC.jpg
May 20, 2016

The USGS citizen science project, The National Map Corps, has reached another major milestone. Just over a year after reaching 100,000 “points”, volunteers have more than doubled the number of points collected to support The National Map.

Image shows sediments in California after the Loma Prieta earthquake
May 19, 2016

Just as loose lips sink ships, loose soils can create this week’s EarthWord...

Image shows a post with side-by-side satellite images of the Fort McMurray Wildfire
May 19, 2016

This week’s EarthView is of the Fort McMurray wildfire again, this time showing the extent of the wildfire...