Weird Things Animals Do During Eclipses

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Inside The Sunny Center of a Hurricane

From MinuteEarth. To learn more about how Florida International University is revolutionizing what we know about hurricanes, visit https://FIU.edu Why is the middle of a hurricane sometimes so clear and calm? LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: – Subsidence: the downward movement of an air parcel…

The Crabs Are Coming

From MinuteEarth. We made this video in partnership with the Bik Lab at University of Georgia and the National Science Foundation. As the waters warm in the deep sea around Antarctica, ecosystem-crushing crabs are able to live closer and closer to the continent. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling…

The Never Ending Lightning Storm

From MinuteEarth. Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo is home to a legendary lightning storm that has been going on for over 500 years. Watch @SeeYouOutsideShow video about Catatumbo Lightning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ABZOUvZ_WY Esther’s TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@toseeyououtside LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: – Lightning hotspot: is a geographic location where there…

The time I was a human incubator

From MinuteEarth. Want to donate to the highest-impact charities AND get your donation matched up to $100? Visit https://Givewell.org/MinuteEarth Premature babies majorly benefit from skin-to-skin contact with a parent –also known as “kangaroo care”– because it reduces infections and hypothermia and increases weight gain and parental involvement. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this…

Why Hurricane Paths Are WEIRD

From MinuteEarth. Check out our Black Friday sale at http://dftba.com/minuteearth Hurricane path prediction seems straightforward, until it is not – that’s because hurricanes can encounter atmospheric effects that turn their paths into erratic nonsense. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: – Fujiwhara effect: a phenomenon that…

The Antarctic Ocean is WEIRD

From MinuteEarth. We made this video in partnership with the Bik Lab at University of Georgia and the National Science Foundation. Life in Antarctica’s ocean has followed a completely different evolutionary path from other ocean life because of how cold and isolated the ocean is. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start…

Eclipses Used To Be Terrifying

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Apparently tree FINGERPRINTS are a thing

From MinuteEarth. Thanks to the ASCEND project for partnering with us on this video! Every species on Earth has a fingerprint – whether or not they have fingers at all. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: – Spectral fingerprint: the distinctive pattern of radiation reflected by…

How eclipses proved that the Earth is slowing down

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Why Do Weeping Willows Weep?

From MinuteEarth. Most trees reach for the sun – but not the weeping willow. Why? LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: – Hormones: chemical messengers that are secreted directly into the blood, which carries them to organs and tissues of the body to exert their functions…