This interactive feature introduces viewers to the various types of caves, and describes Karst activity, the process by which naturally-occurring acidic solutions form cavities in soluble rocks. Other topics include...
Topographic maps that display three-dimensional landscapes on two-dimensional surfaces can offer a great deal of spatial information in minimal space. However, it is often difficult for people to interpret the features...
This video segment, adapted from a NOVA broadcast, discusses the extreme environments that caves present for living organisms, and the unique strategies for survival adopted by communities of cave-dwelling microbes that...
Large oil spills are not a common occurrence. When a tanker runs aground or collides with another vessel and releases its cargo to the sea, it's often major news, especially if the spill is near land. The images in this...
Even with the waves lapping at their feet, few people consider ocean currents and their importance to global climate. Although the Gulf Stream cannot be seen flowing by off North America's East Coast, in Western Europe,...
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