Tagged: Earth

The How, Why, and How Much of Oil

Everyone does it — using oil, that is. But how much do we have left? How do scientists find it? And where are they looking for it now that the easiest pickings have been taken? Hank has the answers to the how, why and how much of oil.

Everest at sea level

George Everest – whose name adorns the world’s highest peak – was buried by the sea. Have you ever wondered Who was a man, whose name was given the the highest mountain in the world?

25 epic expeditions and the explorers that made them

Although today there are very few places on Earth above sea level that aren’t explored (it has been said that we know more about the moon than we do the bottom of the ocean), there are still a few places like Papua New Guinea that have been notoriously impossible to map and settle. Of course, you’ll probably notice that the history of exploration is more or less the history of western civilization. It’s not that people don’t live in Papua New Guinea or know anything about its geography and terrain, it’s just that those people aren’t really connected to the rest of the world. So, whether you call it colonialism or discovery, here are the stories behind 25 epic expeditions and the explorers that made them.

Climbing Antarctica’s unexplored mountains

A hostile realm battered by titanic winds, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, is one of the most challenging climbing environments on Earth. Four hard-core climbers describe what it takes to tackle the unexplored peaks at the bottom of the world.