The latest episode of MinuteEarth offers a surprisingly deep dive on the origins of clouds, (explaining, for example, why warm, humid air is more buoyant than warm, dry air), and in characteristically clear, concise, and accessible terms. One of my favorite installments in recent memory.
Not all spoiled food is created equal. Most everyone has an aversion to rotten foods. After all, they taste awful. But what about the foods we spoil intentionally? What separates rancid meet, for example, from moldy cheese, or bacteria-laden Salami?
Relatedly, why do branching river channels form fractals? Check out this latest installment of Minute Earth to find out.
The ocean is full of plastic. Not big pieces of plastic, as you've probably heard, but tiny bits of plastic. Microplastic. Plastic that hasn't decomposed, but broken down into small pieces that are incredibly durable. We've found this stuff throughout the world's oceans, at every depth. What kind of environmental…
Between 2006 and 2012, 127 Americans died from being struck by lightning. Here's how you can avoid joining their ranks.
It is, after all, the best side of the road. But how did it become the crowd favorite of most drivers on the planet?