Science Snippets

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

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Date published: June 28, 2016

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

In what year did the United States experience the most acres burned from wildfires (on record)?

Date published: June 27, 2016

EarthWord–Mortality Event

See a flock of birds fall from the sky? There’s an #EarthWord for that, and it isn’t “apocalypse”

Date published: June 23, 2016

EarthView–Large Wildfire Consumes Boreal Forest in Eastern Russia

Parts of greater Siberia, usually known for its shivering, is heating up in this week's EarthView...

Date published: June 23, 2016

Queen of the Dead Rises

The National Map Corps Recognizes the Latest Volunteer Citizen Scientist - Queenofthedead

Date published: June 20, 2016

EarthWord–Alluvial Fan

On the 1st day of summer, we’ve got an #EarthWord that’s a fan-just not the cooling kind...

Date published: June 13, 2016

EarthView–Beaufort Sea Ice Experiences Unusually Early Breakup

Think breaking up is hard to do? Not for ice in the Beaufort Sea in this week’s EarthView...

Date published: June 11, 2016


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

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 7, 2016

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

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

Date published: June 3, 2016

EarthView–Eye of the Sahara

Believe it or not, it's not a meteor's impact crater!

Date published: June 1, 2016

The Case of the Misplaced Deer

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