Tagged: Earth

The Mystery of the Earth’s Core Explained

We’ve been to the Moon but we’ve barely scratched the surface of our own planet! Trace explains what it would take for humans to see into the center of the Earth and why we haven’t yet made the trek.

42 Amazing Maps that help you understand the World

The map, as an innovation, is extremely important. Simply constructing a useful representation of our world onto a piece of paper (or clay or vellum or whatever) vastly increased the capabilities of humankind. But we continue to add and alter this medium, in ways that allow for greater understanding of our world and even of ourselves.

In this video Hank talk about 42 maps that are really amazing.

The ‘Underwater Waterfall’ Illusion at Mauritius Island (6 pictures)

Located at the Southwestern tip of the island you will find a fascinating illusion. When viewed from above, a runoff of sand and silt deposits creates the impression of an ‘underwater waterfall’. Satellite views (as seen in the Google Maps screenshots below) are equally dramatic, as an underwater vortex seemingly appears off the coast of this tropical paradise.