Science Snippets

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

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Date published: May 26, 2016

EarthView–Landsat 8 Imagery Reveals Heavy Flooding in Sri Lanka

From the Fort McMurray wildfire, our EarthView turns now to flooding in Sri Lanka...

Date published: May 25, 2016

Updated US Topo maps for Kentucky

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

Date published: May 20, 2016

Making Your Mark on a Map

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.

Date published: May 19, 2016


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

Date published: May 19, 2016

EarthView–Landsat 8 Shows Burn Extent, Active Fire at Fort McMurray

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

Date published: May 16, 2016

EarthWords - Foreign Language Edition

Join us on an around-the-world tour of EarthWords: Foreign Language Edition!

Date published: May 10, 2016

EarthView – Wildfire Forces Evacuations in Fort McMurray, Alberta

See the Fort McMurray wildfire in Landsat's infrared in this week’s EarthView

Date published: May 9, 2016

EarthWord – Zygomorphic

This EarthWord is your best friend in Scrabble or Words With Friends...

Date published: May 6, 2016

EarthWord - Mother Lode

Happy Mother's Day from EarthWords!

Date published: May 4, 2016

Lone Star Quads Featured

The East Austin, Texas quadrangle is the updated "feature map" on the US Topo and Historical Topographic Map Collection websites.